As I said only afew days ago the fact that It looks like all thl legislators in the UK are facing questions over "botched" estimates which have resulted in thousands if exam results being down graded.
The fact that it started in Scotland , should have warned other political parties to be careful in their criticism as they wpuld follow suit.
With the results in England showing an even worse bias Labour leader Keir Starmer hit out at the eleventh hour changes, calling it “shambolic”.
But hang on the results in Wales were even worse and although it was overseen by a Liberal Democrat (the only one in the Senedd), Labour are the Party in control in the Welsh Senedd
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The question now is not however who got it wrong , but how did they get it wrong and what they are going to do with it.
Credit to the Scottish Greens who helped John Swinney the Education Secretary survived a no confidence motion - only the fourth in Holyrood history - after he agreed to scrap a system that last week saw 75,000 teenagers have crucial National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher grades arbitrarily downgraded.
The reversal was enough to win the backing of the Scottish Greens, whose votes along with SNP MSPs saw the no confidence motion defeated by a margin of 67 votes to 58.
The Greens have confirmed that Mr Swinney agreed to everything they asked for in exchange for support.
The hypocrisy of the Tories , Labour and Liberal Democrats in their , attack on Mr Swinney and the SNP government has been astounding.
There is no doubt they had a strong case , but if Mr Swinney faced being in the Dock he should have been joined by the Education Ministers from all the other UK legislators.
However this debacle has exposed a system that has been in existence ever since Grammar Schools t were structural problems within the testing process that underpinned the eleven plus which meant it tended to result in secondary modern schools being overwhelmingly dominated by the children of poor and working-class parents, while grammar schools were dominated by the children of wealthier middle-class parents.
Indeed there aer claims that there were quotas which were higher for Schools from more affluent areas, resulting in poorer families loosing out.
Indeed where affluent families can afford to pay for private tuition it's hard to judge the success or failure of some schools , where the results may depend on the parents ability to pay for additional teaching.
I doubt a form of positive description , would solve the problem. howver we need to ensure no student should ever lose out because of a "Post Code Lottery" or the financial circumstances of thier parents.