The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams
, has attacked government policies, particularly education, describing Mr Gove’s reform programme as a “comprehensive reworking of the Education Act 1944“.
Even The Telegraph
, commenting on the Archbishop’s article, wrote “Mr Gove’s free school reforms passed through Parliament last summer with little debate, using a timetable previously reserved for emergency anti-terrorism laws.”
The Archbishop calls for “a long-term education policy at every level that will deliver the critical tools for democratic involvement, not simply skills that serve the economy.”
The Archbishop’s words have attracted widespread, vociferous condemnation – perhaps that indicates he’s hit a nerve.