Picking up the pieces

One of the smaller stories in today’s paper was good news. Education secretary Nicky Morgan has pulled the plug on Michael Gove’s efforts to reform exams. so, a bit of the damage he set out to do won’t actually come to pass, and we must be grateful for small mercies. On the other hand, while he was rampant large numbers of educational professionals said that he was wrecking the system, but Cameron was quite happy to indulge him. In the bad old days, we asked professionals to work out the details of schemes like this, but now apparently we leave it to the amateurs and trust to luck.