Friday 1 March 2013

Education Secretary Michael Gove slammed over East Durham schools ‘slur’

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LABOUR leaders are “outraged” at a Government minister’s “insult” that brands local schools as having a lack of ambition.

Michael Gove has sparked anger after he said you can walk into an East Durham school and “smell the sense of defeatism”.

The Education Secretary claimed a culture of low expectations still exists in some communities, and specifically named the former mining district of East Durham as one.

He blamed the long-established ruling Labour Party for contributing towards there being “no choice” in aspirations.

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