Stanley wrote:There's an interesting article in the Spectator written by someone who liked Michael Gove and his policies very much...until he met him.
http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/915 ... hael-gove/
blekinsop, "Anyone who has had any exposure to teachers / teaching in our schools, will know the score. New and enthusiastic entrants to the teaching profession are appalled by the lack of quality / standards, but daren't say anything for fear of negative career impact."
It's hard to know where to start with that but let's just say that every single part of that is simply not true according to my varied experience of teachers, new and old.
The smell of vested interest or naivete pervades your comment. I suspect the latter.
My statement is based on personal experience, and the views of newly qualified teachers on their early secondments at various schools in the north west, both in leafy suburbs (where parents expressing an interest in their child's education are treated and referred to as a pain in the arse), and sink estates where teaching is appalling by any civilised standard.
The reality is that many teachers do not like change, and when their boat is rocked, all manner of distortion is applied to defend the indefensible. My comments are based on teaching standards today, not some distant past (when it was actually worse than today, in any case!).
You are entitled to your opinion, but when you talk nonsense, without any basis in fact, you have to accept that you will be challenged.