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Forces for Change in our System of Education

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3D Eye

Does he do it simply to ingratiate himself with the dinosaurs, the flog ’em and hang ’em elements within (and beyond) his party, or does Michael Gove really believe that our first response to poor behaviour in schools should be to hand out ‘punishments’ such as picking up litter, writing “lines” and detentions after school?


This a rhetorical question. The answer is “both”.

Does anyone seriously doubt that every significant thing Mr Gove says and does as a politician is designed first and foremost to further his political career? Or that his political career depends on pleasing the real power brokers within his party? Or that the men in grey suits who run and fund the Conservative party are of the reactionary tendency?

One thing we know for sure is that Michael Gove’s cunning plans, weekly whacky wheezes and dastardly deeds never, ever begin from the actual learning and developmental…

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