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

"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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