The large number of arson attacks, on top of all the other problems in schools, is deeply worryingBrit schools hit by four arsons daily May 22, 2009
It is vital that teachers are given control over the classroom so they can deal with bad behavior before it escalates into violenceSuspensions up in British schools Nov 01, 2008
The government cannot simultaneously say it is going to deliver personalized learning and then support class sizes at the level Jim Knight is talking aboutBritish official says 70-pupil classes OK Mar 20, 2008
I fear that a combination of classroom bureaucracy, government micro-management and poor discipline in too many schools has encouraged a drift away from teachingMore British teachers quitting Dec 28, 2007
More children who were eligible for free school (majored) in media studies than in physics, chemistry and biology combinedU.K. academic warns of 'worthless' degrees Jan 22, 2010
Michael Andrew Gove, MP (born Edinburgh 26 August 1967) is a British Conservative politician, journalist and author. He has been Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath since 2005 and Secretary of State for Education since 12 May 2010. He was formerly Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. Gove was appointed a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.
Gove was born in Edinburgh. At four months old, he was adopted by a Labour-supporting family in Aberdeen, where he was brought up. His adoptive father ran a fish processing business; his mother was a lab assistant at the University of Aberdeen before working at the Aberdeen School for the Deaf.
He was state school educated in Aberdeen, later attending the independent Robert Gordon's College, to which he won a scholarship. From 1985 to 1988 he studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where he served as President of the Oxford Union.