Monday, July 6, 2020

Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
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Chris McGovern is the Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education. A retired head teacher with 35 years’ teaching experience, Chris is a former advisor to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street under two Prime Ministers.

Chris McGovern: NUT zeal for promoting gay rights in school tramples over the rights of others

The National Union of Teachers wants all schools actively to promote gay marriage and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) rights to permeate...

Chris McGovern: Teachers will game the system so they look good in the new tests

Many four-year-olds will face ‘baseline assessment’ when they enter reception class in September.  The Government says that it wishes to “improve how we measure...

Chris McGovern: We head for the ultimate totalitarian nightmare. Children shopping their parents

Be careful what computer games are on your screen in the family home! If it is a game classified as 18+ and there are...

Chris McGovern: Current affairs are not history. They are a front for leftie brainwashing of kids 

More good news from the education battlefield if your goal is to radicalise school-children! Dim-witted examiners from the OCR Board, authorised by the Government,...

Chris McGovern: Bottom up reform of schools has been tried and failed. Alpha males are our only hope

The shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has promised to end what he describes as the “alpha male” reform culture in education. He has been...

Chris McGovern: Blair pulled up the ladder of social mobility. Now the bright and the average both suffer

The best independent schools are becoming more and more socially exclusive. That, at least, is the view of Ukip leader Nigel Farage in his...

Chris McGovern: All things are relative? So Islamic State is on a par with the Rotary Club

Why did three bright teenage girls from Bethnal Green Academy in London flee to Islamic State? Why are they not the first? Why will...

Chris McGovern: Only an end to the deadening GCSE monopoly will set our schools truly free

The Prime Minister is promising another 500 free schools should the Conservatives win the general election. This will more than double the 408 that...

Chris McGovern: Hurrah for schools minister Nick Gibb. It hasn’t taken him 23 years to see the bleeding obvious

Able primary school pupils are not fulfilling their potential as they pass through secondary school. Two thirds of children who achieved Level 5 in...

Chris McGovern: The real scandal is that boys trail girls in all but science and maths

The front page of last weekend's Sunday Times carries the latest ‘shock-horror’ story about our education system – “UK girls flop in science league”. It...

Chris McGovern: Immigrant children take the glittering prizes. The white working class slip further behind

Gascoigne Primary School in Barking, East London has hit the headlines this week. It is the subject of a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ TV documentary. Back in...

Chris McGovern: Lessons in happiness? Another power grab by the Blob

“Happiness lessons” are back in the news. According to The Daily Telegraph, ex-Health Minister Lord Rarzi and former Government advisor Lord Layard have produced...

Chris McGovern: Good teachers not small classes determine educational success

Labour is promising to ban class sizes of over 30 children for the 5- to 7-year-old infant age group. As with ‘motherhood and apple...

Chris McGovern: Cromwell would have been proud of our new laws stifling campus free speech

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill is about to finish its journey through Parliament. For anyone who believes in  ‘old fashioned’ notions such as ‘freedom...

Chris McGovern: Labour’s lessons in anti-homophobia lengthen the dark shadow of political correctness

In order to combat homophobic bullying Tristram Hunt, the Shadow Education Secretary, has published plans to make age appropriate sex and relationship education compulsory in all...

Chris McGovern: In the long war on classroom mediocrity, mediocrity won

Election fever is in the air and education is currently taking centre stage. Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan, kicked off by telling The Sunday...

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