' There are no fairy godmothers' - David Blunkett talking to rebel Labour MPs about the imposition of student tuition fees.
' It is a wonderful time to be a teacher. The recognition is there for those who deserve it' - Chris Woodhead, the chief inspector, in November's Parliamentary Brief.
' The shabby staffroom and the battered kettle I can become a thing of the past' - Extract from the Green Paper Meeting the Challenge of Change.
' Lemmings display a remarkable sense of unity as they hurl themselves into oblivion' - The NASUWT's Nigel de Gruchy on why unity does not always mean strength.
' I gave up smoking at the age of 11. I had one or two strong ones behind the chicken run at school' - Prince Charles speaking to children in Slovenia.
' Eighteen months on, teachers are almost as fed up with David Blunkett as they were with us' - David Willetts, Conservative education spokesman.