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Word round the campfire: what they're saying...

"The decline in pupil behaviour could be linked with the privatisation of school meals. Rubbish in, rubbish out."

Pat Astle, NUT activist and Essex teacher, in a debate on pupil behaviour at the NUT conference

"What is good for teachers, is good for pupils."

Moira Sample, art teacher, Grove school, Nottinghamshire, on workforce reform at NASUWT conference

"Academies are not in the interests of any child, least of all those from the most challenging backgrounds."

Steve Sinnott, NUT general secretary, on city academies

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