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"A good Bolton girl who has done extremely well at the Treasury, and a person we will be able to do business with"

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, on the appointment of Ruth Kelly, the new Education Secretary

"It's better to have too much work than too little. If children don't have enough to do, behaviour starts to deteriorate"

A writer on the TES online staffroom forum offering advice to NQTs starting jobs in January

"Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't"

Pete Seeger, folk singer and songwriter

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