Excellent decision 16/9/2012
The pursuit of excellence is back in the British curriculum:
Michael Gove is to herald an end to a quarter of a century of ‘dumbed-down’ exams this week when he abolishes GCSEs and brings back a tough new O-level style system.
Gove has met opposition from those who still think you can advance via the lowest common denominator.
Mr Clegg’s main objection was that this system would be ‘elitist’ and would ‘stigmatise’ children considered not bright enough.
These anti-elitists never suggest that Woop Woop North’s twelfth man should be able to play for Australia. They would be laughed off the map. Yet they believe that striving for mediocrity is perfectly acceptable in one of life’s most important experiences – education.
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