How utterly depressing. Michael Gove wants to take a curriculum already groaning under the weight of too much content and add more ‘facts’.
70 years ago, Albert Einstein famously asked “why should I clutter my brain with information that is readily available from reference sources?”. Yet, in the age of Google, Gove still doesn’t get it. Where on earth was he brought up?
Whilst I am proud that my work supports the state educational system, there is no way I will put my own kids through it if this is the direction it is going in. I want them prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century, not the 19th.
One response to “Will Michael Gove take education back to the 1950s?”
I certainly hope he will take us back to the 1950’s. As for a curriculum groaning under too much content! What content? A child can get a Science GCSE which includes Biology without even knowing how the circulatory or respiratory system works. How can that be? The current education system has produced a generation of students who are unable to study, who think that lessons are to sit and chat and when things go wrong, are happy to blame everyone else. Is that whe you call “prepared for the 21st century?” We needed someone to come in and start rebuilding an education system we can be proud of once again, rather than one that makes us the laughing stock of the world.