Think Like An Education Secretary: Gove’s 2013 Reading List

Laura McInerney

Michael Gove has been hiding lately. Could it be that he has run out of steam and is looking for another job? Or perhaps he is out back reading a few more books? This time last year he was busy telling the Spectator all about his desire that working-class children read 70+ books a year. In last week’s Education Select Committee, MPs were hard-pressed to get him to answer anything let alone reel out his new favourite classics.

All of which is me teeing up to say that writing this year’s Govian 2013 Reading List has been harder than last. But, never fear! I have mined the archives and I think I know what he’s been carrying around in his bag. Or, at least, pretending to.

Here are my guesses for Gove’s 2013 Top Reads:

1. Daisy Christodoulou – Seven Myths About Education
Mentioned about a million times by Gove…

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