Gove rewrites his own history


When one is accusing others of distorting historical truth, it’s probably best to avoid simultaneously whitewashing your own recent past.

In his Daily Mail article Michael Gove claims that “the changes we’ve made to the history curriculum have been welcomed by top academics as a way to give all children a proper rounded understanding of our country’s past and its place in the world.”

An alternative and more accurate version of events would go something like this: a handful of top academics welcomed the changes we tried to make to the history curriculum, while a larger group along with 96% of history teachers thought our plans were overfocused on Britain and basically unteachable. We therefore had to drop our preferred changes and replace them with something radically different.”

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