16 Jul '14

News Michael Goves legacy could die | Melissa Benn

The new broom may overturn some of the former education ministers reforms most unpopular with parents and teachersOne could hear the gasps echoing around the political world yesterday morning. Gove demoted to the whips office? Unthinkable.Or was it? For experienced Gove watchers, there were a few signs in the air. At last months Wellington College festival of education, I sat with more than 1,000 people in a marquee waiting for the secretary of state. This was the ministers natural habitus, an annual jamboree of new-right education reformers sponsored by his old employer the Sunday Times and hosted by a key Gove ally, Anthony Seldon. Continue reading...

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