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Sure, original quotes:

> one in five children in primary schools at the age of 11 are leaving primary school without the national average

> "good" requires pupil performance to exceed the national average, and all schools must be good

I'm sure there was a certain minister who stood up in parliament declaring it to be an outrage that 50% of our children scored below average but I'm struggling to find a reference, partly because politicians keep making this same gaffe.

My point with the original "quote" ('"quote"' is not a quote either) was to illustrate the absurdity of these types of headlines. They're made all the time and they're always ridiculous.




I have seen that quote attributed to Bush, but it sounds like it could've been a made-up anecdote to make him look bad.




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