Furious teachers from the north and north-east have told Scottish ministers that controversial Primary 1 tests are “cruel nonsense” and “completely inappropriate”.
Educational Institute of Scotland
An army of more than 250 teachers have left the profession in Aberdeen in the last year - as bullying and grievance complaints hit a three-year high.
Treasury chiefs wanted to "let Scotland stew in its own juice" during a long-running teachers pay row which caused chaos in the classrooms in the 1980s.
Scotland's largest teachers union has called for control over industrial relations, health and safety, equal opportunities and employment law to be devolved to Holyrood.
The Scottish Government and education authorities have been urged to do more to help stressed out teachers who are said to be near "breaking point".