Michael Gove to Teach for a Term

To: Michael Gove

Michael Gove to Teach for a Term
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Dear Mr Gove,
Before you make any further suggestions of how you think the education system can be 'improved', please experience what teaching actually involves. As teachers, we work extremely hard in increasingly difficult conditions. We would like you to teach a class of primary children for at least half a term in order to appreciate and respect what a challenging job we actually do.

Why is this important?

It is absolutely absurd that, in this day and age, the secretary for education, who has the power to make important changes, has no grasp on the education system and what teachers do. Before Mr Gove can make any more ridiculous changes to our pay, pensions and working conditions, he needs to experience exactly what it is to be a teacher.
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  • Sam C. 2014-01-04 09:42:43 -0500
    Gove telling teachers how to teach is like a child telling a surgeon how to remove an appendix because they've played a game of Operation.
  • Sally B. 2013-06-14 11:24:23 -0400
    I would like to see Gove teach the other half of the term in a secondary school doing between 50-60 hours a week that I do on an average week...... this includes after schools with students and the odd Saturday morning with them too.... unpaid I might add!
  • McKenzie S. 2014-04-15 08:54:17 -0400
    I would agree with this if it wasn't for the learning of the unfortunate children who would have to suffer this man's classes. Maybe we could work something else out.

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