The news that the only exam board in England that still offers an A level in Art History has decided to drop the subject is a wake-up call to anyone in Britain who cares about culture. Since 1999 the number of students taking the subject has halved - from roughly 2,000 to less than 1,000 - partly because ever fewer schools teach it.
Gove saw the fallacy of New Labour's claim that knowledge had only instrumental value and took the opportunity to give a Conservative answer to the question what counts as knowledge which is now entrenched in Britain's educational policies and structures.
Over the upcoming weeks and months VolteFace are travelling around the country and working with the people at the core of these good practices to develop alternative policies to improve prison safety. If the reforms are to be successful, it is essential that members of the prison service are supported with the expertise of those who already work to reduce drug-related harms in wider society.
Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education from 2010 - 2014, saw the fallacy of the claim that knowledge had only instrumental value and took the opportunity to give a Conservative answer to the question 'what counts as knowledge' which is now, sadly, entrenched in Britain's educational policies and structures.
As I awoke to the news that more than half of Britain had voted to leave the EU, I felt sad and surprised. The world hasn't ended and the drawbridge has not been pulled up, but I fear for where the UK may be headed...
I don't like Gove. I don't know him personally but I don't like him. I'm sure that behind closed doors he is a lovely man. However, I only know his p...
The tactics of the dispute within Labour and the Brexit negotiations. It may be the great speeches which become recorded as history but, in truth, po...
I find myself feeling in inconsolably sad. Not because the country has forgone both financial security and a place at the top table, for the comfort of home-grown xenophobia. But because last week saw one good friend and former flatmate, Michael Gove, fillet and broil another, Boris Johnson, and for what?
Gove, Farage, Johnson, Duncan Smith, Murdoch, Dacre and other Brexiteers... I will not forget the consequences of your actions, my sons will not forget, other sick children will not forget, and their parents will not forget. I hope you realise in time what you have done.
Michael doesn't let obstacles get in the way of his drive for improving the life chances and opportunities of those who are failed by government. He is demanding but, in my experience, incredibly loyal and supportive of his colleagues. He set a clear direction but gave me the freedom and autonomy to develop the agenda and shape legislation.
For those who expected the UK's departure from the EU to happen quickly, this must be a frustrating time. By resigning in the hours after the Referendum results were in, David Cameron avoided being the one to start the wheels turning towards Brexit.
The whirlwind of events that transpired on Thursday morning will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on British politics. Boris Johnson, a man who many considered to be heir apparent to the premiership, made the remarkable announcement that he would not run for Prime Minister in the wake of Michael Gove's announcement that he would, branding Johnson simply as being "not the right person". The result? Pandemonium.
The real immigration problem is not migration from the EU but from outside the EU, over which the UK has had complete control all along, but which has soared out of control nevertheless. How did this come about? And how can the problem be solved?
The moment I became aware of what was unfolding from the time my alarm went off at 5am on the Friday morning following the referendum I was struck with fear and anxiety of the unknown that lay ahead.
On 23rd June over 17 million people voted in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. On that same day, over 16 million people voted to remain. That is over 33 million people that organised a proxy, walked to a post box with a postal vote or made their way to a polling station, to cast their vote and have their say.
The British EU Referendum Remain campaign team are in the process of digesting their strategy to work out why having Tony Blair and Gordon Brown on their side didn't appear to work.