Gove again

There’s an army of commentators out to nail Michael Gove. He’s so smug, and pleased with himself, and busy, desperately generating headlines every week. It’s not surprising that much of the criticism he gets sounds like desperate hot air, from people who’d love to be able to have an effect, but haven’t got a chance. For me, there’s a letter in today’s Guardian which does the job superbly. Don’t rant in outrage; follow the money:
“Over three years, £100,000m has been cut from 93 sixth form colleges with 150,000 students. However, nine free schools, with 1,557 students, had £62m poured into their coffers.”
Bias, unfairness, waste. That’s the charge, and we have to make it stick.