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Our schools ain’t broke

Parents want changes—but don't much like Michael Gove

By Peter Kellner   February 2013


Michael Gove has pursued education reform. Parents don’t share his view that the system is broken (© John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Were Michael Gove a student taking his GCSEs, he would struggle to get a decent grade from Britain’s parents on his favourite subject: education reform. He would need to spend extra time on his coursework, especially on the topic labelled “persuasion.” Few parents think he is doing well—though a great many have yet to make up their minds about his performance.

YouGov’s survey for Prospect has found that parents,…

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