Class sizes

This is just a list of newspaper articles on class size targets, linked to Fiona Hyslop’s departure as Education secretary in 2009. I refer to it in my book ‘The Scottish Political System Since Devolution’ (http://www.booksonix.com/imprint/bookshop/ ). Some of the links may no longer work (e.g. The Times has gone subscription-based since I collected them), but the Scotsman has a very good archive.

D. Maddox 16.10.09 ‘Hyslop admits government has failed on class sizes’, The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Hyslop-admits-government-has-failed.5739396.jp
F. Macleod 12.11.09 ‘Failure on class sizes isn’t my fault … blame the recession, councils and minority rule – Fiona Hyslop’, The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Failure-on-class-sizes-isn39t.5816932.jp
L. McIntosh 12.11.09 ‘Hyslop blames class size failures on councils’, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6913280.ece
B. Currie 03.12.09 ‘Gray: Salmond misled MSPs with promise on class sizes’, The Herald, http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/gray-salmond-misled-msps-with-promise-on-class-sizes-1.989349
S. Johnson 03.12.09 “Alex Salmond accused of misleading MSPs over ‘unachievable’ class size pledge”, Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/6719692/Alex-Salmond-accused-of-misleading-MSPs-over-unachievable-class-size-pledge.html
T. Peterkin 06.12.09 ‘Three codes broken in promoting SNP class size pledge, claim Lib Dems’, Scotland on Sunday, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Three-codes-broken-in-promoting.5887767.jp
C. Mackie 08.12.09 ‘Ex-education minister calls for inquiry into SNP class sizes pledge’, The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Exeducation-minister-calls-for-inquiry.5891301.jp
Herald Scotland 07.12.09 ‘Salmond faces Holyrood inquiry over primary class sizes’, The Herald, http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/salmond-faces-holyrood-inquiry-over-primary-class-sizes-1.990575
BBC News 08.12.09 ‘Salmond’s class size claim probed’, BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8402839.stm
C. Churchill 10.12.09 ‘Anger as Russell offers up new class size deal’, The Herald, http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/anger-as-russell-offers-up-new-class-size-deal-1.991429
F. Macleod 12.12.09 ‘Mike Russell admits class sizes will not be reduced in lifetime of government’, The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Mike-Russell-admits-class-sizes.5906199.jp
Scottish Government News Release 11.11.09 ‘Review of class sizes taken forward’ http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2009/11/11163026
Scottish Government News Release 23.09.09 ‘Action to tackle class sizes’ http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2009/09/23094529
I. Swanson 01.12.09 ‘Fiona Hyslop sacked as Education Secretary’, The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Fiona-Hyslop-sacked-as-Education.5871555.jp
A. Macleod 02.12.09 “Salmond ‘sacrifices’ his Education Secretary”, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6939893.ece
A. Macleod 01.12.09 ‘Fantasy of education portfolio sealed Hyslop’s fate’, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6940021.ece
A. Macleod 01.12.09 ‘Fiona Hyslop stripped of education role in SNP Cabinet’, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6939026.ece
BBC News 01.12.09 ‘Demoted SNP education secretary endorses successor’, BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8388141.stm
A. Cochrane 02.12.09 ‘It is good news for Scotland’s children that Alex Salmond has finally faced reality on Fiona Hylsop’, Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/alancochrane/6707191/It-is-good-news-for-Scotlands-children-that-Alex-Salmond-has-finally-faced-reality-on-Fiona-Hyslop.html
Telegraph 02.12.09 ‘Alex Salmond forced to sack education minister after resignation bluff called’, Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/6702176/Alex-Salmond-forced-to-sack-education-minister-after-resignation-bluff-called.html
T. Peterkin 04.12.09 “Alex Salmond ‘used sacked Fiona Hyslop as scapegoat and misled Holyrood’”, The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Alex-Salmond-39used-sacked-Fiona.5883882.jp
A. Macleod 04.12.09 “Salmond accused of ‘sticking knife’ into Hyslop over class size memo”, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article6943650.ece
M. Linklater 04.12.09 ‘Alex Salmond is hurt and Holyrood knows it’, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6943692.ece
A. Macleod 02.12.09 “Salmond sacked Hyslop ‘because she had lost support of the party’”, The Times, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6941802.ece

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