SISMS, that was an excellently written and heart felt piece. I totally agree with you and especially your comments about maureen56 - it is genuinely that see-through! There are people who by propogating such drivel harm the education of the very chuildren they claim to be "making the world a better place" for. maureen56 doesn´t have a clue. Not an inkling. This "cost neutral" garbage and the inevitable forcing of it through - will cause the Scottish education system to fall further down the pisa etc scales for even more subjects soon.Unlike yourself and I, these geniuses haven´t ever experienced what it´s like in the private sector - no doubt. How nice it must be to dictate to employees without a choice.