Iain Gray is quoted within this interview as saying;
"I want a zero tolerance approach on literacy,"
A very odd line to take.
Does he mean he will stamp out literacy in our schools?
That is certainly what he implies, did he mean to say he wanted a zero tolerance to illiteracy?
According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, the definition of literacy is;
• the ability to read and write
Far more resources are needed to improve adult literacy.
• knowledge of a particular subject, or a particular type of knowledge
Computer literacy is becoming as essential as the ability to drive a car.
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of illiteracy is;
• a lack of ability to read and write.• the state of being illiterate; lack of any or enough education.
• a mistake in writing or speaking, felt to be characteristic of an illiterate or semi literate person: a letter that was full of illiteracies.
I think that Iain Gray and Scottish Labour may have made a mistake here....why would you want a zero tolerance approach to the ability to read and write?