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Young, Dumb and Full of Shit

Provocative Toadmeister Young,/ Beset by an odour that clung,/ Has now had to quit,/ Pursued by the shit/ That he himself joyfully flung./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42617922 Provocative Toadmeister Young,Beset by an odour that clung,Has now had to quit,Pursued by the shitThat he … Continue reading

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Little Wight Lies

The Chairman of Ofsted’s contrite,/ Admitting it wasn’t polite/ Of him to have said/ That folks are inbred/ Who live on the Isle of Wight./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36985931   The Chairman of Ofsted's contrite,Admitting it wasn't politeOf him to have saidThat folks … Continue reading

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Minister Learns Lesson

A minister writing new rules/ Concerning the running of schools/ Admits: “It was mad o’ me/ Forcing academy/ Status on all – we were fools!”/// http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/06/government-backs-down-over-plan-to-make-all-schools-academies A minister writing new rulesConcerning the running of schoolsAdmits: "It was mad o' meForcing … Continue reading

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War Cabinet

The Tories are in disarray,/ A war between Govey and May/ About Trojan horses,/ Academy courses,/ And who will be leader one day. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27711245 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/474556079075241985

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Of Mice and Ministers

Conservative minister Gove/ Said Lit must be English, by Jove!/ Take Steinbeck and Lee/ Off GCSE/ And let’s have some old British cove. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/michael-gove-axes-to-kill-a-mockingbird-and-other-american-classics-from-english-literature-gcse-syllabus-9432818.html Conservative minister Gove Said Lit must be English, by Jove! Take Steinbeck and Lee Off GCSE And let's have some … Continue reading

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Gove Shows Off His Privates

There was an old Tory named Gove/ Who said “I am such a fine cove/ If I can contrive it/ So every school’s private/ We’ll all be like I am, by Jove!”   ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-26015535 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/430393357655760896

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Fightin’ Huyton

Baroness Morgan of Huyton/ Has quit but is goin down fightin/ She says it was Gove/ Who gave her the shove/ To put someone more to the right in. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-26001337 Baroness Morgan of Huyton Has quit but is goin down fightin She … Continue reading

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Unqualified Failure?

Nick Clegg argues Tory free schools Require pedagogical rules: A college that features Unqualified teachers He thinks an invention of fools.   ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/nick-clegg-denies-coalition-rift-over-free-schools-education-policy-8892566.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/391989977543757824

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Bard Education

There was an old Fellowes named Jools/ Who simplified Shakespeare for fools/ Declaring the Bard/ Unfeasibly hard/ Unless one attended top skools.   ///http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/oct/14/globe-theatre-julian-fellowes-shakespeare https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/390031078909415424  

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Taking the Michael

There was an old fellow named Gove, A rather peculiar cove. Requiring a wheeze To change GCSEs He did it by numbers, by Jove. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jun/11/michael-gove-gcse-reforms https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/344565831499390976

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