Gove – not all wrong

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Gove not all wrong

This was supposed to be a Festival of Education post, but that festival was a few weeks ago and now we’ve had a new national curriculum published, it all seems out of date.

However, I thought I’d use my notes from the festival as a base, or as a spur, to try and articulate what I think of Gove. It’s punctuated by references to the interview he did at the Festival of Education because that is how this post started.

The Govian Paradox

In many ways interviewer David Aaronovitch, who I can’t really stand since he took such a troll-like anti-left position over the Iraq war, outlined the staffroom view of Gove in his opening question. He referred to the ‘Govian paradox’ – that mild mannered people talk about how they hate him with a passion. Meanwhile he’s something of a darling in the Tory…

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