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"We think it is well past time educationists at all levels used plain language in education and encouraged a strong base for those basic communication skills that are at the core of our society."

Spokeswoman for the Plain English Campaign, responding to publication of an LTS Scotland factfile which explains complicated jargon used in education

"You don't put them in college for three minutes, take them out and they're done. We are at risk of losing the personalisation of education which is crucial for many of our students, by adopting a Tesco approach."

Miles Dibsdall, Telford College principal, on plans by the Scottish Funding Council to merge colleges.

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