These strikes are a good start ... But we need to be doing more really. We can’t just take what Michael Gove is doing.
Currently, too many schools are coasting, yet because he is fixated on academy conversion, Michael Gove has no credible plan to drive up standards in schools once they have become academies.
Michael Gove's [education secretary] incoherent approach that grants some schools access to freedoms that help raise standards while denying them to others.More quotes »
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Gove’s policies will condemn dyslexic pupils, says top author Sally Gardner
author Sally Gardner today accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of advocating teaching policies that risk condemning children with reading difficulties as “thick”. After winning the CILIP Carnegie Medal for children’s books, the Hackney-based writer attacked 6/18/13 from This Is London Read more »
County schools boss is told 'Mr Gove is on the phone'
Secretary Michael Gove has called Oxfordshire’s schools boss to find out more about the county’s reading campaign. He became aware of the Oxford Mail-backed campaign following a visit to Abingdon at the end of April, when Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola 5:54 AM from Bicester Advertiser Read more »
Education budget set to be slashed by £2BILLION in round of Government cuts
nursery places and university funding could face the chop - as Education Secretary Michael Gove is ordered to slash £2billion from his budget. Mr Gove has yet to reach a deal with George Osborne over how much the Government will spend on education in the year 6/18/13 from Mirror.co.uk Read more »
Susan Elkin: Do not underestimate children’s capabilities
Gove is right. There is a fundamental flaw in our education system. And if only he – and almost everyone else – could climb out of their apparently bottomless box and start thinking about things other than assessment then it might, just might, be possible 6/18/13 from GulfToday.ae Read more »
Letters: The complex causes of underachievement
downward. Automation and outsourcing have deskilled much employment, not created "a knowledge economy". This did not prevent Michael Gove, in the House of Commons last week, from holding the examinations system responsible for the UK's "failure to compete" 6/18/13 from Guardian Unlimited Read more »