It’s sad that so many UK teachers will read this and see a lot of truth in it. Especially as he’s meant to be the Minister for Education.
Mr Gove was extraordinarily arrogant.
He believed that he knew how everything should be done. He believed that everyone else in the world was stupid and ignorant.
The problem was, Mr Gove himself was the one who was ignorant.
He got most of his information from his own, misty, memory.
He thought he remembered what it had been like when he had been at school – and assumed that everyone else’s school should be the same.
He remembered the good things about his own school days, and thought that everyone should have the same.
He remembered the bad things about his own school days, and thought that it hadn’t done him any harm – and that other children should suffer the way that he had.
He got other information by reading newspapers.
The problem was, he read the wrong newspapers.
He read the ones that told stories that…
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