"It was filthy and there was rubbish piled up all over the place. The whole school was infested with mice and cockroaches ... There were hardly any pens or books." Headteacher of the Year Pat Davies, describing Chingford Hall Primary, east London, in 2007 before she transformed the school.
"Untouchable and entirely unaccountable." Robin Parker, NUS Scotland president on Stuart Ritchie, the Glasgow University student president's apparent - but denied - support for #163;9,000 fees.