Where did Michael Gove find that Mr Men Story?May 15, 2013
In case you hadn’t heard, when Michael Gove was asked about the research for his Mr Men speech by the education select committee he said that:
The specific reference to a Mr Men lesson plan came from a blog by a teacher who writes under the pseudonym Andrew Old, a Labour party supporter as it happens but also a very informative voice in the education debate. Of course just because something appears on a blogpost, even if it is by a well-respected individual, you check. I visited the original site and I saw the material and was actually surprised by it.
Thanks to the friendly journalist (you know who you are) who transcribed it for me, and the whole exchange can be found here at about 5 or 6 minutes in (I can’t be more precise as I can’t play it on my Chromebook).
I really can’t figure out why people say he never listens to teachers…