Greens reject Labour invitation to "progressive alliance" over Scottish budget
Scottish Greens shun Labour to focus on negotiating with Scottish Government ahead of budget talks
SCOTTISH LABOUR has received a rebuke from the Scottish Green party for walking away from the prospect of any negotiation on the deadlock over the Scottish budget this week.
The comments follow an open letter sent to Green co-convener Patrick Harvie by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale asking for a “progressive alliance” against the Scottish Government.
John Swinney launches Scottish schools review amid fears of centralisation
Teaching unions and local authority bodies warn government to consult over changes to school governance
SCOTTISH EDUCATION SECRETARY John Swinney launched a review of how Scottish schools are to be run, prompting caution from local authority bodies and teaching unions.
In a statement made on Tuesday the secretary refused to rule out giving schools controlling say over the pay and conditions of teachers sparking concerns that the government would seek to lessen the role of local authorities like reforms in England.
Poll: @scotgov remain steadfast for reforms as a majority rejects headteacher control
As Scots reject free schools and head teacher control, poll does show backing for redistribution in education
ONLY 14 per cent of Scots in a new Times/YouGov poll think that head teachers should have more control or “the most power” in Scottish schools.
Councils threaten Scottish Government with legal action over teachers deal
Political figures squabble over impact of education budgets
REPRESENTATIVES of council authorities in Scotland have warned the Scottish Government that they will consider legal action if they are required to maintain high numbers of school teachers.
Rory Mair, chief executive of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), said that any legal proceeding would only be necessary if Finance Minister John Swinney failed to renegotiate budget arrangements.