That's all from Holyrood Live on Wednesday 6 November 2019.
A new report warning about the challenges around the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was highlighted by Scottish Conservative education spokesperson Liz Smith.
The report from Professor Jim Scott of Dundee University says the CfE has had a "significant negative impact" on children's attainment.
Ms Smith told the chamber attainment in Highers had fallen for four years in a row.
John Swinney hit back refuting the claim the attainment gap was widening.
The education secretary argued the gap at Higher level had fallen every single year for the last eight years.
Labour's Iain Gray insisted the problems lay with the management and structures of the CfE, while Beatrice Wishart called on the government to "fix what is wrong" as she spoke for the Lib Dems.