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(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

The education secretary Michael Gove has decided that unqualified teachers can teach our children.

And now even senior Tories are questioning the decision.

According to the Times Educational Supplement, Tory vice-chairman Richard Harrington has written to Gove expressing his “worry” that the policy will be used to ‘hire on the cheap’ and fill classrooms with unqualified teachers not because they have valuable experience but because they are lower cost.

Of course, this is all being said in private – in public Harrington supports Gove’s policy of dumbing down teaching  and we only know about Harrington’s concerns because someone leaked his letter.

God forbid that actual parents of actual children should be involved in the discussions.


Related articles by Tom Pride:

How The Gove Stole Summer (with apologies to Dr. Suess)

History ‘student’ who wrote in support of Michael Gove is really a Tory PR executive

Michael Gove: too much thinking still prevails in UK schools

Theresa May Announces Critical Thinking To Become Class C Drug

Michael Gove – WW1 quite nice actually. And WW2 a bit of a hoot.

Gove announces plan to phase out teaching in schools

EXCLUSIVE – leaked sample questions from Michael Gove’s new GCSE Mathematics examination

Independent Scotland to Retain Michael Gove in Severe Blow to Pro-Indy Camp

Tough exams and six of the best from a well-oiled cane are keys to success says Michael Gove

BBFC – Michael Gove ‘too scary’ for under-12s

Act Of Gove: an event beyond human control – often of a destructive nature – for which there is no legal redress 


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