Funnily enough, Young is holding the copy of the last Latin book (to my knowledge) to have the vocative case listed in it.
Nice sighting of the "X went to an elite school, how can they oppose more elite schools?" bollocks. Funnily enough, Young doesn't think people like the cabinet who got grants and now want tuition fees scrapped are hypocrites.
The Department for Education has been inundated with applications concerning free schools.
Starting a school is a huge undertaking, but thousands of people are so concerned about education that they are willing to do it.
These applications later turned out to be people asking for information, didn't it?
There's a primary school near my house that serves one of the most deprived council estates in London.
Due to the dedication of its staff, it has been ranked ' outstanding' by schools inspectorate Ofsted and, as a result, had an opportunity to become an academy.
That would have meant being free of the control of local bureaucrats and no longer at the mercy of unions.
Needless to say, the NUT opposed this school's bid for freedom tooth and nail.
The headteacher allegedly received threatening emails from a union representative. The school has now shelved its plans.
The head didn't keep the threatening emails? Really? And the school became outstanding under the control of local bureaucrats and the unions, didn't it? Why change that?
Britain once prided itself on being a fair society, where anyone could get on in life if they were prepared to work hard. Not any more.
We're at the bottom of international league tables for social mobility, with our schools ranked below those of Poland, Latvia and Estonia.
Thanks to the decimation of grammar schools, it's harder for someone born to working-class parents to enter one of the professions than at any time in the past 45 years. Our class system is stronger than ever.
Yeah, nothing to do with the rich keeping more and more of the wealth or anything.
But I take heart from the fact that there are tens of thousands of people behind us. So far, more than 1,600 local parents have expressed an interest in sending their children to our school and expressions of support continue to stream in every day. I'm confident we will prevail - we have to.
So you set up a school that creams off the middle class, and you think it's surprising people want to go there?
Britain's schools are now ranked 23rd in the world. If we want to compete with countries such as China, we need to reform our education system and once again unleash the native talent that made this country great.
China has free schools, does it? Does young know that it's Shanghai that gets the results he foams at?