Gove’s reply to my letter criticising his inane proposals for NC history,sent via my MP

You might be interested in Gove’s response to my criticism of the new NC proposals, sent via my local MP. He says that in recent years ” the national curriculum has prescribed the teaching of inessential material and generic skills at the expense of rigorous subject knowledge”. There: that’s told you. Now you know what you’ve been doing all these years! he then goes on to explain what his curriculum will do, studiously ignoring every single point I made. In other words, this was just a standard letter which attempts , very feebly, to defend his proposals. It really is extremely infuriating to attempt a dialogue which someone profoundly deaf to alternative views, and one who lives in a made-up world where history teachers are just wasting pupils’ time.

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