THE number of pupils in Scotland’s independent schools has fallen in the past year - but by a much smaller proportion than the state sector.and:
Class sizes in the private sector have also stayed the same at a time when they are increasing in state schoolsSo the private schools are doing proportionately better than the state ones. Why am I not surprised?
Note that Mr Schofield refers to the state behemoths as "publicly funded schools". All schools are funded by the public, although purchasers of private education get to "fund" two types of school. Needless to say no candidates in the election are calling for the privatisation of education system.