Moreover, since it is a portfolio about which those colleagues and others able to buy education don't appear, in the main, to give a fig, why not leave him be? At least he can be quite amusing; and none of his potential successors, for years to come, is likely to get either the nation's young or their teachers a better deal than current policies allow. It's a raw deal, but we're stuck with it, no matter how sage or silly the Secretary of State pro tem turns out to be.
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