"When she saw my name and picture, she assumed it was extra homework I'd put through the letter box"
Mark Krantz, Manchester teacher and parliamentary candidate, on a Year 7 pupil's reaction to his election pamphlets
* "Should teachers come into school if they have a hangover? Can an NQT get suspended for it?"
Anonymous contributor to The TES online staffroom, on work-life balance
* "The Conservative manifesto is as full of holes as the school buildings they left behind in 1997"
Education Secretary Ruth Kelly, on Tory plans for education
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