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Teacher Numbers

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

Local authority-level Opposition members often demand autonomy to decide how many teachers to provide. However, if the Scottish Government provides additional funding and Opposition councils cut teacher numbers, Tory MSPs such as Alexander Stewart are among the first to blame that on the Government. Does the cabinet secretary share my view that the Opposition cannot have it both ways?