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Gove, Gandhi and Grading

Well, he’s at it again. I’d really love to avoid the subject for a while, but the Secretary of State for Education in England, Michael Gove, keeps coming up with outrageous statements and ideological judo moves, that I find myself compelled to offer a dissenting voice. Again. Incapable of taking his own advice, barely a day goes by when the poor educators he promised to leave alone for a while, get bombarded with his latest learning theory, garnered from his selective policy-based evidence making (no, I didn’t get that round the wrong way) In a speech given today, Mr Gove …

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