"The accumulation of cultural capital - the acquisition of knowledge - is the key to social mobility."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Michael Gove on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Michael Gove on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Michael Gove on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Michael Gove on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Michael Gove on William Shakespeare
"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 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."