Agenda: In education, people matter more than systems


By Marc Lambert, CEO, Scottish Book Trust

AS a new school year starts, we can be sure of one thing: that the question of what to do about our state education system will remain at the top of our agendas. This is not just because, as a country, we have always prized education enough to argue productively about its purposes and parameters. It is because the landscape of how we deliver education to our children is changing, on the back of some disappointing educational results, and the determination to do better for students, especially those from poorer backgrounds.