Michael Gove – Rupert Murdoch’s Secretary of State for Education

Michael Gove’s only credentials are that he is an ex News International Journalist and unashamed cheerleader for Rupert Murdoch. And yet he is single handedly promoting, without any debate or reference to evidence or rational thought, a stream of barmy ideas apparently based on the simple criteria that if we did it in the 50’s it must be good.

The latest examples are ‘Gove’ levels which seem to be a case of Michael Gove making up his own policy without consulting even his own colleagues and we also have the new Primary National Curriculum where experts were consulted but did not come up with the right answers so again Gove just made it up – and a shocking mess he made he made too – see here.

Here is a full list of links summarising the background to this educational disaster:

Michael Gove’s own experts revolt over ‘punitive’ model for curriculum – Education secretary has been bypassing the panel set up to advise on reforms, claim senior members:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jun/17/michael-gove-national-curriculum?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Gove’s crazy O Level plans:
http://www.mikebakereducation.co.uk/blog/446/goves-crazy-o-level-plans

Michael Gove – Rupert Murdoch’s Secretary of State for Education:
http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/spinning-a-story-gove-klein-becta-cameron-and

Private school chain faces Michael Gove inquiry on whistleblower claims – Multimillion-pound group run by ex-Ofsted chief Chris Woodhead at centre of pension fraud and commercial espionage allegations:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jun/10/woodhead-schools-firm-pensions-probe?CMP=twt_gu

Michael Gove aides destroyed government emails – what are they hiding??:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9120506/Michael-Gove-aides-destroyed-government-emails.html

Letter to Michael Rosen from Pie Corbett re Draft Primary English Curriculum:
http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/letter-to-me-from-pie-corbett-re-draft.html?m=1

Would you want Rupert Murdoch running your kids school??:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/25/rupert-murdoch-michael-gove-free-schools

Michael Gove – cheerleader for Rupert Murdoch:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/29/michael-gove-rupert-murdoch

Murdoch had/has at least three men in the cabinet, Cameron, Hunt and Gove:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rupert-murdoch-is-a-great-man-says-michael-gove-7800683.html

The phone hacking scandal messed up this little plan:
http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/spinning-a-story-gove-klein-becta-cameron-and

Michael Gove gets under Leveson’s skin:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18257958

Why do we allow Murdoch, an unelected, non UK citizen who does not pay UK income tax to have any influence on our education system – are we bonkers??
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/feb/26/schools-crusade-gove-murdoch

More information on the influence of Klien, Murdoch and Gove on our education system:
http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/tag/rupert-murdoch/
The next big scandal – Phonics and the involvement of private providers?:
http://www.keystone-education.co.uk/2011/06/matched-funding-for-approved-phonics-schemes-some-thoughts/

Michael Gove, member and adviser to the dodgy Atlantic Bridge group of neo conservatives, neolibertarians,  and tea party wing nuts set up by that nice man Liam Fox: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/15/liam-fox-atlantic-bridge