Sir, – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced its report into its independent review of education standards in Scotland. Opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament want this report to be made public but the Scottish Government have said any publication will be delayed until June. One of the architects of the Curriculum for Excellence, Dr Keir Bloomer, said he “could not see any reason why this report needs to be delayed and the sooner it is in the public domain the better’: If this is the case then why are the Scottish Government delaying the publication of this report? Do they hope that a delay will alter the OECD findings? Given that this report is based on pre-pandemic education standards, then surely it is the ideal benchmark for the public to take the first minister at her word when she stood at the last Scottish Parliament election on a mandate promise of “judge me on education’: This report will show the public whether she has succeeded in this area or not, prior to the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections in May. Mhairi E Rennie, Fintayson Street, Fraserburgh.