The Curmudgeon


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Educational Distraction

With what some might consider questionable judgement, the Conservative Party has attempted to bury the headlines from Honest Andy Coulson's testimony at the Leveson inquiry by taking the gag off Michael Gove. The Bible-signing Secretary for Faith Schools had a blather before some independent school head teachers in Brighton about the predominance of privately-educated people in public life. Gove blathered out a list of famous persons who went to public school, including much of the Cabinet, the shadow cabinet and Gove himself; which certainly goes to show that a public-school education can be a step to success even for persons whose talents would, in a rational society, qualify them mainly for cleaning toilets under reasonable supervision. "More than almost any developed nation, ours is a country in which your parentage dictates your progress," blathered Gove. "For those of us who believe in social justice, this stratification and segregation are morally indefensible"; which, by some leap of higher logic comprehensible only to Michael Gove and Nick Clegg, explains the tuition-fee hike and the farming-out of the state education sector to profiteers and the God squad.


  • At 11:37 pm , Blogger Giovanni Tiso said...

    Ah, the old 'this patient has been cured very badly: kill him' school of medicine, I see.

  • At 2:01 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Possibly something of the sort happened during the Education Secretary's larval stage: "It'll never be human; let's bombard it with these rays and turn it into a Gove!"


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