"I think more and more respect has been accorded to teachers, and quite rightly so."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Michael Gove on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Michael Gove on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Michael Gove on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Michael Gove on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Michael Gove on Abraham Lincoln
"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 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."
"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."