Quotes of the week

13th May 2011 at 01:00

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."

Dr Tessa Livingstone, executive producer, Child of Our Time, quoting Yeats at the conference Towards the Vision: Developing Literacy in the Early Years

"Bearing in mind that over 95 per cent of Scottish Catholics attend Catholic schools and over 50 per cent of Scots Catholics marry non- Catholics, our schools, self-evidently, do not create life-long social divisions, quite the opposite."

Peter Kearney of the Catholic Church in Scotland, reacting to the Scottish Legal Action Group's call to end separate education.

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