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Quotes of the week

"This is preparation for Mastermind or a pub quiz; it is not education."

Richard J Evans, regius professor of history at the University of Cambridge, writing in the New Statesman about Michael Gove's new history curriculum

"Employers seem to have forgotten how to employ young people."

Damien Yeates, chief executive of Skills Development Scotland, at this week's Apprenticeships and Training 2013 conference at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

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