Michael Gove doesn't understand his job
Michael Gove talking out his arse at the Tory Party Conference.
"There is no better way of building a modern, inclusive, patriotism than by teaching all British citizens to take pride in this country’s historic achievements.
Which is why the next Conservative Government will ensure the curriculum teaches the proper narrative of British History - so that every Briton can take pride in this nation."
Education is devolved Michael, so it's only the curriculum in England that you - as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families - could ensure teaches the proper narrative of British history. If you still don't understand this basic fact, even though I've pointed it out to you on numerous occasions, then you're a fucking idiot.
Here's an idea, why not teach English History in English schools?
"Wanting to teach children to read properly isn’t some sort of antique prejudice - it’s an absolute necessity in a civilized society and I won’t rest until we have eliminated illiteracy in modern Britain."
And I won't rest until I have eliminated idiotic politicians referring to Britain when their remit is England.
"Every year more than 100,000 children - one in five - leave primary school unable to read properly."
Which nation of Britain do these figures relate to?
"Two thirds of working class boys at the age of fourteen have a reading age of seven or below."
English working class boys, or British working class boys? Speak up Michael, we can't hear you.
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