"We are seeking your views on how education is run: who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people and how the funding of education can be made fairer. We know that teachers and practitioners need support to do their jobs and that they need opportunities for high quality professional development. The governance review also seeks your views on how this can be improved."
Now that they have dismantled Scottish education with Curriulum for Excellence, a misnomer if ever there was one, the Scottish Government intends to finish the job by handing school budgets to each Named Person. There`s a nice bribe for playing along with the establishment.
This will be followed by setting up non-elected regional boards ensuring that education is taken out of local authority control. These new schools will not be called academies - the Scottish people would not accept that Tory policy - but the effect will be the same: it will create a pathway for private companies to move in and grab bigger slices of the education budget.
Think of public/private partnerships, Agenda 21, joined up working, the Eurozone all moving in the same direction, strangely enough. In this instance it is being done in the name of `listening to children` when it is obvious that ministers have already made up their minds. Or should we say, rather, that they have already had their minds made up for them ?