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Education: Time to march up (or down) the hill

The latest reforms to the curriculum and school status have put Dennis Richards in a spin

MICHAEL GOVE began his stint as Education Secretary with several distinct advantages.

For a start he is not called Balls. Nor is he one of the eight Cabinet min­isters, who went to the same school. An Etonian education may be a splendid thing but it is not always an advantage when pontif­icating on edu­cation in the inner cities. His cherubic earnestness and appearance put one in mind of a senior chorister: Gove divine, all Goves excelling, as it were. ...

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