I watch with despair as the Conservative government begins dismantling the state school system

Helen Casey's picture
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As a journalist in the education field, I was no great fan of the previous Labour government. I felt they wasted a lot of money getting bogged down in consultations and then ignoring the reports at the end. Tony Blair clearly had an agenda, wanted to be the big hero of education, and it wasn't a campaign I could get behind.
However, the increase in investment did improve standards, and there was money for the poorest.
Since the coalition government appeared, I have become increasingly angry at the lies and distortions being peddled by Michael Gove, who spins statistics and data to suit his whims, and oversimplifies complicated arguments to make them invalid and meaningless.
He has vilified teachers and calls anyone who disagrees with him an 'ideologue', a 'trot' and an 'enemy of promise'.
He's starting to sound like a dictator, spinning his web of distortions and half-truths, saying: "If you don't agree with me then you hate children". It's absurd.
I'm very angry and I need to vent, hence, here I am!
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