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Old 12-01-11, 03:11 PM
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Gove takes a kicking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12171281

The Education Secretary has reformed the school league tables system and introduced a new English Baccalaureate.

The government says it is empowering parental choice by informing them of school standards in a core number of subject areas.

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Old 12-01-11, 03:15 PM
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This thread disappoints
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Old 12-01-11, 03:22 PM
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Never mind. Try starting one that doesn't.
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Old 12-01-11, 03:30 PM
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Hillary Clinton follows in Gove's footsteps: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12170071
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Old 12-01-11, 03:41 PM
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Never mind. Try starting one that doesn't.
No I meant that Gove didn't literally get a kicking, hence the smiley, was not having a snipe or anything like that.
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Old 12-01-11, 03:53 PM
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No I meant that Gove didn't literally get a kicking, hence the smiley, was not having a snipe or anything like that.
Ah, but you posted a saddy.
Well it wasn't quite a Belgrano moment but I thought the caller had him tbh.
His points about Gove's narrow agenda for factory schooling/what is important and the detriment of the arts had him on the hop.
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Old 12-01-11, 03:58 PM
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This thread disappoints
just to add to your disappoinment:

Lord Adonis backs Gove rather than Ed Balls:
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Ed Balls has declared Gove’s plans for academies as ‘a total perversion of Labour’s policy, which was about turning round under-performing schools in disadvantaged areas’. Adonis’s response is rather different. ‘Neither I nor Tony Blair believed that academies should be restricted to areas with failing schools. We wanted all schools to be eligible for academy status, and we were enthusiastic about the idea of entirely new schools being established on the academy model, as in Michael Gove’s Free Schools policy.’

He says that, for Labour, it was a question of sequencing. ‘The most urgent challenge facing English education is the replacement of failing and underperforming comprehensives. We focused academies accordingly, and the coalition would be wise to do so too. Eradicating the tail of failing comprehensives is what will transform English education — and English society.’

Article in the Spectator.
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Old 12-01-11, 04:45 PM
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Cooky,
Dave will have to make a number of human sacrifices to placate the public over time and I think this duck billed platypus will be the first. When he and the Clegg can even sideline Cable for a black shirt like Chunt, you can see the way things are going.
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Old 12-01-11, 11:46 PM
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Cable has side-lined himself by saying silly things trying to impress totty.
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Old 13-01-11, 01:03 AM
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No I meant that Gove didn't literally get a kicking, hence the smiley, was not having a snipe or anything like that.
Put him in your crosshairs - and wind the nutters up.
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Old 13-01-11, 01:16 AM
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Lord Adonis
Probably the least appropriate title ever bestowed.
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Old 13-01-11, 02:53 AM
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Chaps

That wasn't a kicking. It wasn't even a tickling with a feather duster.

Gove is doing a damn good job and is beginning to make progress.

He strongest trait is that he knows what he wants and he ignores what the overbloated teaching establishment want. He is pushing agendas through without consultation and that is scaring the living daylights out of the old doderers in the system. We are getting back to basics and about time too.

He is a breath of fresh air and I like him.

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Old 13-01-11, 03:05 AM
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When even the High Master at Manchester Grammar school, one of the best performing independent schools in the country says he is wrong, his days are numbered.
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Old 13-01-11, 03:13 AM
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When even the High Master at Manchester Grammar school, one of the best performing independent schools in the country says he is wrong, his days are numbered.
Bob

You were writing Vince Cable off just before Christmas and he is still around.

The simple fact is that Gove is doing what most parents want and that unfortunately means sticking two fingers up to the educational establishment.

He is not changing the old guard, he is sacking them via budget cuts.

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Old 13-01-11, 04:19 AM
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Retrofitting new measures onto league tables has angered headteachers and leaves questions about Gove's priorities.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...ue-tables-gove
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