SHOCK: Scotland has 35% more teachers per capita than Tory England and 46% more than Labour Wales!

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As the Scottish NoMedia are fed on imagined subject shortages, we see the remarkable facts on the somewhat more important matter of how many teachers we actually have to teach those subjects properly and in manageable class sizes. These data in the headline come from a parliamentary question, below, and are frankly astonishing.

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8 thoughts on “SHOCK: Scotland has 35% more teachers per capita than Tory England and 46% more than Labour Wales!

  1. gavin May 2, 2019 / 7:19 am

    Why isn’t Blackford trumpeting this at the “Dream Palace, whenever Treeza badmouths Scotland”?

    Why aren’t SNP people queuing up at BBC and Radio Hootsman to tell them this, on their morning shows? EVERY morning, with EVERY good stat that John comes up with!

    Why does Sturgeon not SHOUT this out at FMQ’s? Or Swinney?

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    • johnrobertson834 May 2, 2019 / 8:58 am

      It’s a strategy. Stay calm and people will think we are real politicians.

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      • Jim Coll May 2, 2019 / 3:16 pm

        I wanted to ‘like’ the John Robertson reply. But WordPress says I have a Username that doesn’t exist! Honest I do really, really. And I do like the ‘strategy’ comment.

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    • prjohnston May 2, 2019 / 9:04 am

      The problem Gavin is the people we want to shout at are not listening. The MSM ensures the normality of silence.

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    • Legerwood May 2, 2019 / 10:13 am

      They can queue all they like but if the BBC does not invite them into the studio…

      They may indeed be queuing but if the BBC does not report that there is a queue outside then …

      In short the BBC controls access to the airwaves and thus controls who gets access and what is reported.

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  2. Jimmy Honest September 2, 2019 / 7:35 am

    This is a bit misleading though isn’t it? The problem is where the teachers are located rather than how many of them there are.

    Using this stat is like saying there’s £1million per person in Scotland but that doesn’t mean we are all millionaires does it?

    I’m fairly certain if you looked at High Schools in Aberdeen you’ll be able to find plenty of unfilled teacher vacancies. Again basing Scotland as a single country when there is massive inequity outwith Edinburgh.

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    • johnrobertson834 September 2, 2019 / 9:51 am

      ‘The problem is where the teachers are located rather than how many of them there are.’ Yes but only if you think and can evidence that the distribution is so disproportionate that it wipes out the obvious advantage in having more collectively and that the same phenomenon does not exist in England – Cornwall, Cumbria, dangerous inner cities? Can you?

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      • Jimmy Honest September 3, 2019 / 7:07 am

        Bit disappointing to see an argument of ‘Well we’re probably better than them so it’s alright if Scottish people are being let down.’ I presume the next response is ‘Well if they don’t like it they can go and live in Wales and see how many teachers they can have.’

        You do understand that the proper view and approach of how to make a prosperous country is ‘How can we be better than we are now?’ and forget the other countries? Unless we can use best practice from them of course.

        Don’t let your thoughts be controlled by being better than others. Look at how we can be better versions of ourselves.

        In response to your other claim about having more collectively, that is only useful if those based in Edinburgh and Glasgow are actually relocating to other cities and rural areas, which they aren’t. We’ve got 1 million Fire Extinguishers, but they are all 200 miles away so this fire will just have to go on burning.

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