Prof power

25th August 2000 at 01:00
FINALLY, the Diary is pleased to see old friend Alan Smithers enjoying his status as The Only Prof Left in Britain over August. Education hacks are beating a path to his door for his increasingly bizarre comments on the boy-girl divide

Single-sex education? No proof it'll work, says Alan, ever the cavalier.

So what will? Why, get David Beckham to take some GCSEs, of course. Brilliant. Though you might want to put Becks in for key stage 2 first.

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