Barbarians at the school gate
In 1947 he said: "At a pinch you could do without local education authorities. At a pinch you could do without the civil service. You could certainly do without the minister. But without teachers the country would degenerate into barbarism in the space of two generations." George, who had only a part-time elementary education, is famous for admitting that the "minister knows nowt about curriculum". Would that current ministers were so modest! But he certainly knew something about education.
Professor Colin Richards
1 Bobbin Mill Spark Bridge Cumbria