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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    For the record most of my peers/teachers are as thick as two short planks, why on earth would I take their opinions as my own. Nice ad hominem by the way.

    It's up to you what you infer, I simply said couldnt get much worse.

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    Good response, completely avoiding the question and trying to change what you said. You would make a brilliant politician.
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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    It boggles the mind how they're chosen. The new sec has spent most of her political life in the Treasury, for her to then be launched into Education, its just weird. Its because she is a woman.
    Yeah, it makes little to no sense. Of course, it does make sense as a bit of PR for the party, but other than that the decision is of questionable merit. I'm just glad I'll be out of school in a year's time. My brother is not so lucky.
    I think Morgan could get a bit power-hungry, seeing as she used to be a back-bencher. All that remains is that the Tories don't get elected in 2015. I'm not looking forward to that election what with UKIP gaining popularity.
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    (Original post by RebeccaLong)
    Anyone know what he's like... From what the news says?! Sorry people, I don't watch this stuff
    She. Shes not the most liberal but hopefully she can bring new perspective. Very sad she has no real education experience though.

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    (Original post by RebeccaLong)
    Anyone know what he's like... From what the news says?! Sorry people, I don't watch this stuff
    Nicky Morgan is a female. Have a look on wiki
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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    Let's celebrate yes, one of the few people in government that had the conviction to try and bring about significant change to our education system, is gone. It saddens me that people celebrate that he's gone, and then bemoan the state of our education system. I doubt his replacement will see through what he tried to do. She wont be as good.
    Are you serious? Conviction and stubborn ignorance is a bad mix and worse if you combine it with political power. And significant change is not necessarily positive significant change. The Free Schools program has cost a lot and has not met the schooling demands of the country. Oh and he does not listen to evidence-backed opinions.

    And I forgot his random changes to the curriculum.
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    (Original post by StarvingAutist)
    Yeah, it makes little to no sense. Of course, it does make sense as a bit of PR for the party, but other than that the decision is of questionable merit. I'm just glad I'll be out of school in a year's time. My brother is not so lucky.
    I think Morgan could get a bit power-hungry, seeing as she used to be a back-bencher. All that remains is that the Tories don't get elected in 2015. I'm not looking forward to that election what with UKIP gaining popularity.
    Well it was in the papers recently that UKIP have lost some support, while support for the tories has increased. I think in one of the polls Cameron had a 1 point lead over labour
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    The real question is though

    Did he ever finalize to remove all American books (To Kill a Mockingbird etc) from English Lit?
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    The real question is though

    Did he ever finalize to remove all American books (To Kill a Mockingbird etc) from English Lit?
    We're still studying it as our other cultures unit.

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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    The real question is though

    Did he ever finalize to remove all American books (To Kill a Mockingbird etc) from English Lit?
    He never actually suggested banning all American literature.
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    (Original post by BenAssirati)
    You said it couldn't get any worse, thus implying it was rock-bottom. The fact that we are one of the few countries improving (6th in the World, 2nd in Europe behind Finland) shows that you are way off the mark. Also, you are being very vague in your "Gove bad; ideas bad" rhetoric, and say things like 'least quality suggestions'. Do you actually know anything Gove has implemented or suggested over the past 3/4 years, or do you just listen to whatever you are told by your teachers?
    Any evidence backing that up?
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    (Original post by Lord Baelish)
    I dislike him because performance related pay for teachers is utterly stupid and encourages them to compete and backstab to achieve promotions at the expense of others as opposed to paying them an equal amount and getting them to work as a cohesive unit for the good of the children.

    People can defend Gove all they like but as a soon to be trainee teacher I am glad he's gone. Good riddance. Not because he made changes but because he is an arrogant man who thinks he has all the answers and is always right - he didn't even listen to teachers and just twisted everything to favour his ideology - he was the purist example of an out of touch politician you could find alongside the likes of Clegg and Harman.

    His replacement may be worse, the same or better but if she at least listens she will be one up on Gove from the beginning.
    This.

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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    He never actually suggested banning all American literature.
    I know, but why let facts get in the way of a good rant, eh?
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    Gove's reforms didn't really affect my GCSE to A Level education so I couldn't care less.
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Are you serious? Conviction and stubborn ignorance is a bad mix and worse if you combine it with political power. And significant change is not necessarily positive significant change. The Free Schools program has cost a lot and has not met the schooling demands of the country. Oh and he does not listen to evidence-backed opinions.

    And I forgot his random changes to the curriculum.
    No I agree with you that significant change does not mean good change, it can be bad too, but what I said carries the implicit assumption that he has carried out some good change.

    Unfortunately, to bring about any sort of change, you have to have the sort of qualities that Gove had.
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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    He never actually suggested banning all American literature.
    Oh didn't he? Swear I saw a petition asking him to bring it ALL back

    Well that's good - I'll let you all get back to this very heated argument xD
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    I know, but why let facts get in the way of a good rant, eh?
    Indeed, but it is quite surprising the sheer amount of hatred people have for Gove based on what they've 'heard' and misinformation :eek:
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    (Original post by AdamCee)
    Oh didn't he? Swear I saw a petition asking him to bring it ALL back

    Well that's good - I'll let you all get back to this very heated argument xD
    Yes, you are correct there was a petition, but it was misinformed too I believe.
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    (Original post by Phoebe Buffay)
    Indeed, but it is quite surprising the sheer amount of hatred people have for Gove based on what they've 'heard' and misinformation :eek:
    Not really. People like someone to blame. And they won't stop to hear facts, not in an age when information is exchanged in the shortest form possible.
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    (Original post by Ndella)
    Gove's reforms didn't really affect my GCSE to A Level education so I couldn't care less.
    That's just like saying: '9/11 didn't kill or affect any of my family, so I don't give a ****'

    Why post just to say that you don't care? It's pointless.
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    (Original post by RebeccaLong)
    I know what you mean, but after ruining everyone's once in a lifetime education, you can't blame me for feeling annoyed at all the adult failures who tried to run the education system.... And destroyed it :mad:
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    Whatever, my life's been changed because of it. So, who's the new guy?!
    What has Gove actually done that has impacted so heavily on your education?
 
 
 
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