Latest Michael Gove Stories

2008-10-01 00:14:08

By Nigel Morris Tories want more sport and less red tape hindering extra- curricular activities Children would face fewer but tougher tests under moves by an incoming Tory government to "inject common sense" into the examination system, the shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday. There would also be a drive to increase the number of youngsters who take up competitive sports and to encourage schools to organise more days out for pupils. The Conservatives would...

2008-10-01 00:14:08

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves. How does the Swedish system work? Under the policy, which was first introduced in the 1990s, parents are given a sum of...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

By RUTH WISHART THEY'RE offering "instanthit hedonism". They "celebrate thrill seeking and instant gratification". All in all, the Tories' shadow spokesman on children, schools and families is not a huge big fan of lads' mags. Michael Gove's take on the kind of publication exemplified by those literary giants Nuts and Zoo is that they actively encourage the kind of feckless, thoughtless behaviour in young men implicated in the stubbornly high incidence of unplanned teenage pregnancies, as...

2008-08-05 09:00:46

"LAD mags" like Zoo and Nuts were today blamed by Conservatives for fuelling a rise in feckless fatherhood by encouraging young men to view women as sex objects. Shadow education secretary Michael Gove was using a speech on family to condemn the magazines and said they are linked to the social problems of relationship breakdown and fatherless children. (c) 2008 Evening Gazette - Middlesbrough. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-05 00:00:27

By Richard Garner Education Editor Parents will be given a "voucher" so they can shop around to buy their children a school place under a Conservative government, the party's schools spokesman has said. Those from poorer homes whose children receive free school meals would have it topped up with a "pupil premium" thus becoming a more attractive proposition to top-performing schools to take on, Michael Gove said in a speech. The cash on offer would enable the parents to buy a place in any...

2008-06-21 00:00:20

LABOUR's deputy, Schools Minister Jim Knight has challenged the Conservative Party to "come clean" on grammar schools. Mr Knight said he had written to Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove to press him on the issue, claiming the Tories were "divided" on academic selection. He spoke out as Mr Gove was visiting schools in the Altrincham and Sale West constituency of fellow Tory MP Graham Brady,who resigned as a shadow minister last year in protest at his Party's policy on grammar schools....

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