NASUWT: Gove’s “trots” comment exemplifies the arrogance and ignorance driving coalition education

Commenting on the Secretary of State for Education's statement to the House of Commons Select Committee in which he apparently dismissed as 'trots' the opponents of the conversion to an academy of Downhills Primary School in Haringey, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers' union, said:

"Regrettably this comment exemplifies the combination of arrogance and ignorance which drives the Coalition's education policy.

"It is unacceptable for the genuine concerns of parents, local communities and the workforce to be dismissed and derided in this way."

 

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Stuart Gannon
NASUWT Press Office

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