Greens slam school closures plan

Green Councillor Alison Johnstone, said“Greens do not accept that school closures on the scale set out are inevitable. These are based on simply projected forward existing trends in population. This is saying that we accept that Edinburgh is now a no-stay zone for families, particularly those on modest incomes. The whole point of policy is to try to change things. We believe the answer lies in a concerted effort to make Edinburgh a city which offers an attractive and affordable environment for families to live in. If we can get that right we believe that the decline in school rolls can be reversed.”

See also letter on same theme in Evening News