Quotes of the week

30th November 2012 at 00:00

"We have a huge teaching workforce in Scotland, but are they actually up for the challenge? They have had a lot to deal with."

Douglas Chapman, education convener of Cosla on the ADES panel discussion, talking about Curriculum for Excellence

"Rats, mice and Scots - you find them the world over."

Medieval French adage quoted by businesswoman Rebecca Trengove at a languages conference, to underline the importance of speaking foreign tongues.

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