One in the ear for Michael Gove

Here’s one for all beleaguered teachers across Britain – but it’s for their pupils as well.

I was pointed towards this by another blog (alittleecon – look it up). It was posted less than a week ago but has already won a huge following, including many teachers.

I’d like to ask for school pupils to take a look at it too. If you’ve ever spent time in class waiting for the bell to ring and wishing your teacher would stop bothering you because you just don’t care, listen to this and understand why.

If enough school-goers saw, and heard, and listened to this poem, it might completely change their attitude to teachers and teaching.

And if enough parents saw, and listened, and thought about what this poem says – about their own lives and the lives their children can expect thanks to the worst-ever British government, perhaps it might persuade them to think again before putting their cross next to the Conservative candidate at the next few elections.

It isn’t rocket science.

And to Jess Green, if you’re reading this, I’m looking forward to your next poem.

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10 thoughts on “One in the ear for Michael Gove

  1. beastrabban

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    The news about this poem was also in the I newspaper today. It sums up the frustration and anger of much of the teaching profession towards Gove and the Conservative’s tinkering with state education, both for their own profit and from their absolute, profound ignorance of it and the working class schoolchildren they secretly despise.

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  3. Jean Casale

    This is an amazingly stirring lesson from a young woman who has the guts to speak up for the kids of this country. All power to her elbow! I agree with Robert Burchall, could we please see a transcript of this marvellous and perceptive entreaty from a teacher who is in the thick of it day after day! All schools should display this for the kids, parents, school governors, Ofsted…..Hey Gove, leave our kids (and teachers) alone, all in all you’re just another pr*ck in the wall!

    1. alan

      About time teachers went on strike to fight for better education of children, but so dumb themselves that they consider that what is being pumped out is education. Strikes are all about what teachers want and deman, never about the quality of teaching, teaching that treats children as statistics to be penned on a school’s performance chart. We should be educating our children for life, not for government and school stats, to make the latter to prune their arrogant, two-faced feathers.

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