THE PROFESSOR's colleagues meanwhile have been watching too many gameshows. The rolling roadshow to sell the latest DFEE initiatives to a sceptical profession features electronic voting devices so delegates can give instant feedback.
Asked who gave schools the best support, DFEE officials were dismayed to see local authorities coprehensively outscore Sanctuary Buildings. (The media scored only 2 per cent, casting doubts on the whole process). Barber admits it's a "very rough" sample. One chap with a row to himself voted eight times.
But how much does all this whizz-bang technology cost? And how much do you need to reveal the bleedin' obvious?