"Nobody should assume bad behaviour is confined to a few rotten apples. It matters not a jot what we feel could be improved, radicalised in Scottish education – and I have plenty ideas of my own on that topic not shared by our government – if we don’t control how we manage our schools and universities we stand to lose one of the most envied systems of education in the world. Under a Tory administration every aspect of Scottish values and ethos will be subjected to constant assault from the forces of corporate greed. Our education system must be protected as assiduously as our health service. The only way to do that is by Scotland regaining full independence, and in so doing establish a system of close scrutiny."