There are some points from Nicky Morgan’s education speech at the Conservative Party conference this week which warrant further comment. Her values and philosophy of education came through loud and clear – and not in a positive way.
Her party is proud of steamrollering ‘change’ without due regard for the teaching profession, for the teaching unions and, more importantly, for the needs of our young people. They’re happy to interpret data to fit their political agenda rather than opening their eyes and ears to truly understand what’s happening to education in this country.
The Tories apparently like ‘facts’, yet they’re perfectly willing to distort statistics and totally ignore the forgotten, unquantifiable aspects of education that are so integral to enabling our young people to live and learn well – now and in the future.
On the same day that Nicky Morgan delivered her speech the NUT provided evidence of a…
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