Gove gets a dunce's cap.Byline: GEORGE TYNDALE
EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove Michael Andrew Gove (born August 26, 1967) is a Conservative politician, journalist and author in the United Kingdom. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath since 2005. Biography
Gove was born in Edinburgh. , who bears more than a passing resemblance to ET, has given Birmingham schools a fresh kicking.
Bug-eyed Gove says the city's shoddy teachers are to blame for spiralling unemployment because they aren't doing their jobs properly.
During a visit to Birmingham, he claimed some schools were "not good enough" and this explained why youth unemployment was so high.
Some 16,245 young people aged 18 to 24 claim Jobseeker's Allowance in the city. That's more than one in 10.
Gove has a brilliant solution to the problem.
If kids were taught better, they would get better qualifications and would therefore stand a better chance of getting a job.
Rocket science clearly isn't Gove's speciality.
He is telling us what we already know.
Birmingham's under-performance is well known. What we need from an Education Secretary are solutions to the problems.
We all know there are bad teachers in many schools but even good teachers can only do so much.
The real issue, in the vast majority of cases, isn't teachers - it's mums and dads.
Far too many idle parents fail to discipline their brats.
They simply can't be "bovvered" to raise their children in an environment where learning and old-fashioned respect is encouraged. It's all very well Gove coming up to Brum and lecturing taxpayers about sloppy teaching standards from the comfort of a private school.
His visit involved opening a new performing arts centre at the posh King Edward's School King Edward's School or King Edward VI School is the name of several schools in England, the majority of them founded during the reign of King Edward VI of England. There are also schools named after King Edward VII. , where fees are pounds 10,395 per annum Per annum
The Education Secretary should get out to the inner city districts where feral feral
untamed; often used in the sense of having escaped from domesticity and run wild. kids run loose.
Then he'd get a better grip on the reality of the situation - and he might even come up with a worthwhile suggestion.