Quotes of the week

15th March 2013 at 00:00

"It goes back to a 1950s idea of what women should be like."

Professor Alice Roberts, at an Education Innovation summit in Manchester, attacked the suggestion that schools could use "shopping-based" problems to encourage girls in maths and introduce a pink range of Lego

"The minister will make you become an academy, and will intervene both in the school and in the local authority if they do not support this action."

What one of the Department for Education's academy brokers in England is alleged to have said.

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