25/05/2014 07:51 BST | Updated 25/05/2014 08:59 BST

10 Reasons Why Michael Gove Dropping 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' Is A Terrible Idea

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Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove addresses the Independent Academies Association autumn conference at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Michael Gove has announced that classic novels by American authors are to be dropped from the new English literature GCSEs in favour of British writers.

Suffice to say, practically no one agrees with him.

Sunday morning saw 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' trending on Twitter as people vented their fury at the decision, defending the educational value of such books.

Here is a selection of the best tweets...