Quotes of the week

"Running Church of Scotland schools as private establishments would again undermine the state system by being seen as removing pupils from that system. It would also, perhaps more seriously, undermine the kirk's place at the educational table." Rev Ewan Aitken, Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland

"It is not always shown that mergers equal cost savings and mergers cannot be seen from just a financial angle." Mary Senior, UCU, on suggestions Abertay and Dundee universities should be merged.

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