Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"Teachers report to me that a growing number of children cannot form letters or even hold a pencil.
"Many cannot sit and listen.
"Many can scarcely communicate orally, let alone frame a question.
"Many cannot use a knife and fork.
"Many cannot even go to the lavatory properly.
"Some express their frustration through displays of inarticulate rage."
"60 per cent of white boys eligible for free school meals aren’t reading properly at the age of 14...
"There are more than one thousand primary schools where more than forty per cent of children leave unable to read write and add up properly."
Gove speech on 'the underclass' in full