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Nice Mr. Men story directed at Gove's idiocy!

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Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 09:09:55


ChasingStaplers Fri 10-May-13 09:23:12

Saw this on my FB newsfeed it made me grin

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 10-May-13 09:26:10


Elton535 Sat 11-May-13 15:21:10

That was an incredibly hypocritical piece. The writer claimed that Gove had ignored evidence but failed to provide evidence himself. It also claims that Gove thinks everyone should have the same education experience he had. Not true. He's trying to give people more choice with free schools. The writer says that Gove read 'wrong newspapers' but doesn't say which. That effectively invalidates the assertion about newspapers telling lies. Furthermore, the writer accuses Gove of being ignorant and not listen. But he does listen and will back he down when he's wrong. This was evidenced when Gove backed down on the proposal to have a single exam board after hearing why it would be a bad idea. It was a ridiculous piece and the writer gave zero justification for statements he made.

Dawndonna Sat 11-May-13 15:52:31

Hmm, ex history teacher and lecturer. I'm with the writer. I too consider Gove to be an idiot.

Startail Sat 11-May-13 15:54:55

It's a pretty feeble parody. It could have been alot better argued.

However, I suspect most teachers feel that Mr Gove credits them with the intellect of a dim 5yo and just about able to read the Mr Men.

edam Sat 11-May-13 18:35:55


Elton, it's called a parody. It's parodying the style of the Mr Men books.

"He got other information by reading newspapers.
The problem was, he read the wrong newspapers."

That's a clear echo of the style and sentence construction used by Hargreaves.


Anyway, I gather from the teachers at ds's school that the proposed new history curriculum starts with the dinosaurs. WTF? That's not history, it's pre-history! Gove really does belong at the back of the room wearing a dunce's cap... no doubt another quaint tradition he'd like to bring back.

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