Thursday, November 21, 2019

Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
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Chris McGovern is the Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education. A retired head teacher with 35 years’ teaching experience, Chris is a former advisor to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street under two Prime Ministers.

Chris McGovern: Morgan’s uber-PC agenda spells trouble. Will we have to ‘tolerate’ Boko Haram?

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, is in the process of ordering faith schools to promote values of tolerance and respect for differing religions and...

Chris McGovern: At last some good educational news. Ark academies score highly by going back to basics

Good news about education that is genuine, rather than the usual window dressing and ‘PR’, is, too often, thin on the ground. Three cheers,...

Chris McGovern: £300,000 a year for ‘chief executives’. The real scandal of school pay

Teacher union leaders are furious that last year 933 state school head-teachers earned a six figure salary. In fact, 41 heads actually earned more...

Chris McGovern: Education as propaganda. Green zealots bully our universities

In parts of northern China last week air pollution levels hit twenty times the safety limit set by the World Health Organisation.  Since this...

Chris McGovern: Singapore’s schools are great. That’s because they reject Labour’s brainwashing agenda

Tristram Hunt, the Shadow Education Secretary, has been heaping praise on the high-performing education system in Singapore. This follows his 'fact finding' visit to...

Chris McGovern: Name Britain’s first African emperor. There’s a question for Black History Month in schools

October is "Black History Month" in our schools.  Coincidentally, it has coincided with a row over the BBC's presentation, via its "Horrible History" series,...

Chris McGovern: Russell Brand and Dizzee Rascal are set texts for English A level. The Blob triumphs again

A new generation of tougher and more rigorous public examinations is about to be launched. There will be no more easy options. High standards...

Chris McGovern: Old style teaching methods are needed alongside the new fact-based curriculum, says Toby Young

(Chris McGovern of the Campaign for Real Education asks Toby Young about his new book What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your...

Chris McGovern: Nicky Morgan soft soaps teachers as “heroes”. The reality is much grimmer

The world of education, for all its obvious failures, is a world full of tremendous self-congratulation. In her speech at the Conservative Party Conference,...

Chris McGovern: Boris is right. Only an out of touch elite oppose grammar schools

Boris Johnson has renewed his call for more grammar schools, describing them as vehicles for “social mobility” that politicians of all parties “conspired” to...

Chris McGovern: Why UK education standards are low. Because heads ignore classroom disruption

Another crisis report on the state of our education system is about to be published. This time, the concern is about widespread levels of...

Chris McGovern: Lies, damned lies and educational research. Tread warily

Tens of millions of pounds is spent each year from the public purse on educational research. Some of this research is worthwhile but much...

Chris McGovern: Blair’s dream turns to dust. Too many graduates flunk literacy and numeracy tests

Has Tony Blair’s dream finally come true? Has all that money he spent on education finally been proved worthwhile? As a percentage of GDP...

Chris McGovern: Nicky Morgan’s begging letter is an embarrassment

We have become used to the sad spectacle of the homeless, begging money from us as we pass through city streets that, for them,...

Chris McGovern: A Tory ban on mixed ability teaching? A power too far

Rumours have been circulating that the Tory general election manifesto will include a commitment to the banning of mixed-ability teaching. Apparently, the plan is...

Chris McGovern: The new national curriculum is no cause for celebration. The classroom lottery persists

It is back to school this week and the introduction of a yet another new national curriculum in England. It will apply to all...

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