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to ban Christmas plays, time for making decorations and story time at primary school?

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HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 12:59:17

Because it's wasting valuable learning time. All that time spent rehearsing for a 15 minute play. Preparing decorations for the classroom which then got removed. Sitting on a carpet listening to a story. It's all learning time that they are wasting.

From Michael Gove

Thudercatsrule Sun 09-Feb-14 13:00:51

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SantanaLopez Sun 09-Feb-14 13:01:29

YANBU. While you are at it, I think lunchtimes and playtime ought to be out the window as well.

And have you ever seen those videos of Chinese schools on youtube? With the military style exercises in the morning? Oh yes. I think that's cracking.

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 13:02:33

I did work at a school where the children marched into class arms folded chanting the times tables.

fridayfreedom Sun 09-Feb-14 13:03:01

Yes ,of course there is no valuable learning in those activities al all!! Tosser!!

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 09-Feb-14 13:04:03

Michael Gove isn't real.

Binkyridesagain Sun 09-Feb-14 13:04:26

Why can't every seat in a classroom be a commode, valuable learning time is lost due to children going to the toilet.

FoxesRevenge Sun 09-Feb-14 13:04:34

Bring back the strap.

Lottiedoubtie Sun 09-Feb-14 13:05:46

Has he actually said this? [boggles]

anothernumberone Sun 09-Feb-14 13:06:01

Does he actually have children. Have they been super super achievers like maybe a top neurosurgeon and a theoretical physicist. He sounds like he has a fundamental lack of understanding of education. But still so long as he is striking a chord with his own constituents it hardly matters.

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 13:07:34

He hasn't said it. But a school did ban Xmas because OFSTED were due.

CheesyBadger Sun 09-Feb-14 13:08:36

Cover him in chocolate and throw him to the toddlers!!

Bowlersarm Sun 09-Feb-14 13:09:16

confused so he hasn't said it?

DaddyPigsMistress Sun 09-Feb-14 13:09:30

I have very little knowledge of the education system and how it works but its like Goves never seen one let alone been in one.

I cant turn away when hes on the news, his stupidity has me sitting there mouth agape.

DaddyPigsMistress Sun 09-Feb-14 13:10:37

**seen a school.

elQuintoConyo Sun 09-Feb-14 13:11:29

What a massive wanker.

insancerre Sun 09-Feb-14 13:13:01

He should ban weekends too
and all those holidays

snice Sun 09-Feb-14 13:15:02

But he didn't actually say what your OP said then?

snice Sun 09-Feb-14 13:15:48

Isn't that a bit misleading?

orangedog Sun 09-Feb-14 13:17:41

I think that modelling state education on battery farming is the way forward. Cram as many children as possible into a classroom from birth to age 18 and force feed a diet of timestables.

guggenheim Sun 09-Feb-14 13:18:34

Of course! remember it is a business not a child centered learning environment.I bet you my body weight in chocolate buttons that within a year some twerp decides that children can actually make money while being in school. Perhaps spin cloth while doing pe? sort out accounts for businesses during maths...

<rocks and weeps>

Bowlersarm Sun 09-Feb-14 13:21:27

OP - if HE DIDN'T SAY IT - then what a stupid sensationalist thread confused confused

You can't just make up things and expect people to comment when they don't know it isn't real.

Why did you just say 'reasons I don't like Michael Gove' or something, rather than making something up?

FourFlapjacksPlease Sun 09-Feb-14 13:22:11

He has said plenty of stupid things and I don't disagree that he is a wanker. However it is a little odd to post with imaginary Gove quotes.

SantanaLopez Sun 09-Feb-14 13:22:30

OP is making a joke, FFS.

Bowlersarm Sun 09-Feb-14 13:23:16

Oh. Very funny. Ha ha.

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