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Opinion: Michael Gove’s plans are a disaster for schools

Credit ITN

The publication last week of the All-Party Parliamentary Select Committee’s damning report into changes in qualifications at 16, signals a step-change in attitudes towards Michael Gove’s so-called ‘Education Revolution.’

The report makes for unsettling reading from a Liberal Democrat point of view.  And even Tory MP Graham Stuart, Chair of the Education Committee warns:

We have serious concerns about the Government’s proposed timetable for change. Ministers want to introduce a new qualification, require a step-change in standards, and alter the way exams are administered, all at the same time. We believe

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  • User AvatarPeter Watson 20th Aug - 1:29pm
    Perhaps "retrospective" is not the correct term, but in this debate it is understood to mean that the Coalition's bedroom tax penalises people who have...
  • User AvatarSuzanne Fletcher 20th Aug - 1:24pm
    thank you for a thoughtful article,. good points. I am part way through Leaf Fielding's "To live outside the law". Prison didn't seem to do...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 20th Aug - 1:16pm
    @Peter Watson That's quite correct and it was exactly the same under Labour's Student Finance system. For example one of my daughters went to university...
  • User AvatarDave Page 20th Aug - 1:09pm
    Caron: We have links with the pink press we can use to promote this further; it'd be an excellent thing to use as a petition...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 20th Aug - 1:07pm
    @Peter Watson "I believe that matt meant “retrospective” rather than “immediate”, a point made explicitly by Mack (not a Lib Dem)" Do you actually know...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 20th Aug - 12:59pm
    @Stuart "Simon Shaw - 'Incorrect. Not only does Labour’s Bedroom Tax apply to all private sector tenants' Strange, as the first three random sources I’ve...