"The big shift in approach on education that we are taking - which is different from what happened before - is that we trust teachers and we trust heads."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Michael Gove on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Michael Gove on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Michael Gove on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Michael Gove on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Michael Gove on Oscar Wilde
"What we're doing now is we're saying that individual schools can spend the money on their own priorities, so that head teachers can decide what's truly important, because the big shift in approach on education that we're taking - which is different from what happened before - is that we trust teachers and we trust heads."
"Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve."
"The single most important thing in a child's performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing."
"The accumulation of cultural capital - the acquisition of knowledge - is the key to social mobility."
"The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter."
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