Saturday 8 September 2012

Gove is wrong about our school: letter to Evening Standard

Letter in Evening Standard Thursday September 6

"Aside from the hypocrisy of insisting parents will have more choice when he runs roughshod over the view of any who oppose him, Michael Gove seems intent on blinding us all with waffle about the 'knowledge economy' without attempting to address issues underling inequality (September 3).

And what a devastating judgement on Downhill Primary, which he has never visited, as 'one of the worst schools in London'. Based on what exactly - such a label conjures up images of a dire sinkhole light years away from the local community's experience of a happy, inclusive, school with well-behaved children, and SAT results showing an upward trajectory of the past two years."

Brenda Butler.