Quotes of the week
"There are some very effective schools in disadvantaged areas - but none has ever matched the performance of schools in our more affluent areas." - Education secretary Michael Russell, in a lecture at the University of Glasgow, "From good to great: building equity and success in Scottish education"
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." - Professor Steve Wheeler of Plymouth University quoting Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University, at the Learning Through Technology conference in Glasgow.