26 May '14

News Michael Gove hits back in row over GCSE syllabus

Education secretary claims exam boards are being asked to broaden, not narrow, the GCSE English literature curriculumEducation secretary Michael Gove has denounced "culture warriors on Twitter" for spreading claims that he banned classic American novels such as John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird from the GCSE English literature curriculum."I have not banned anything. Nor has anyone else. All we are doing is asking exam boards to broaden not narrow the books young people study for GCSE," Gove wrote in the Daily Telegraph. Continue reading...

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