Who’s in charge of education? Who should be in charge? I was on a panel last night hosted by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education that posed those questions. My answer to the first echoes the response given by an Afghan warlord when asked by a BBC correspondent how they felt about the occupying British forces. ‘Just another tribe,’ he said. Education is like that; lots of tribes, competing for notional dominance. In this model, General Gove and the DfE troops have the loudest ordnance, but Apache helicopters and Stinger missiles are only so effective against chameleon armies of men buried in caves and villages. Or universities and staff rooms.