This morning, it was reported in the Daily Mail that Michael Gove is planning to bring back O-levels and is seeking to scrap the national curriculum for secondary schools, freeing up headteachers.
The plans would amount to a large overhaul in the secondary education system:
Reacting to the news, CPS research fellow and education expert Tom Burkard said:
"The return to O-levels and CSEs is long overdue--as is the abandonment of the National Curriculum, which effectively lobotomised the educational profession. However, if this is going to work, Gove will need more special advisers--and these must be teachers who love their subjects and know how to defend them from teaching unions and the other interests that have dominated educational policy for the last two generations."
Tom is available for media comment through the CPS at 0207 222 44 88.