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    Schools partnerships in sports to be abandoned, Ideology reigns.

    Chinless wonder Michael Gove Education Secretary is to axe funding for school sports in the local community. One of the proven successes introduced by the last government which encourages kids to become engaged in sporting activity reducing obesity and improving academic excellence through a fit healthy body and mind.

    When the last Conservative government left office in 1997, only one in four children at state schools was given the statutory limit of two hours' PE a week.. The progress under Labour although initially patchy, rose to over 95%.

    Gove wants to replace it with an annual "Olympic-style school sports competition" costing 10.00000, [a saving of 152.00000 on the present amount spent.] which would mean the selling off sports facilities like playing fields and reduce the the pupils of poorer state schools to mere spectators of sport which would be practiced mainly by Goves elite private schools.

    If this isn't introducing Ideology over common sense what the hell is?


    Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet | Education | The Observer

    Michael Gove has scored an own goal | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer

    Michael Gove's explanation for school sports cuts is 'unforgivably cynical' | Education | guardian.co.uk
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    Re: Schools partnerships in sports to be abandoned, Ideology reigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Expounder View Post
    Chinless wonder Michael Gove Education Secretary is to axe funding for school sports in the local community. One of the proven successes introduced by the last government which encourages kids to become engaged in sporting activity reducing obesity and improving academic excellence through a fit healthy body and mind.

    When the last Conservative government left office in 1997, only one in four children at state schools was given the statutory limit of two hours' PE a week.. The progress under Labour although initially patchy, rose to over 95%.

    Gove wants to replace it with an annual "Olympic-style school sports competition" costing 10.00000, [a saving of 152.00000 on the present amount spent.] which would mean the selling off sports facilities like playing fields and reduce the the pupils of poorer state schools to mere spectators of sport which would be practiced mainly by Goves elite private schools.

    If this isn't introducing Ideology over common sense what the hell is?


    Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet | Education | The Observer

    Michael Gove has scored an own goal | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer

    Michael Gove's explanation for school sports cuts is 'unforgivably cynical' | Education | guardian.co.uk
    It is rare indeed that I find myself agreeing with any point made by Expounder. However on the issue of sports facilities and opportunities within schools I am in complete accord. I think that this is one of the few areas of the Coalition's educational policy with which I disagree.

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    Re: Schools partnerships in sports to be abandoned, Ideology reigns.

    Agreed,Sport is fundemental to the wellbeing of all,to make cutbacks in this area lets me know all I need to about the idiots in charge

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    Re: Schools partnerships in sports to be abandoned, Ideology reigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Expounder View Post
    Chinless wonder Michael Gove Education Secretary is to axe funding for school sports in the local community. One of the proven successes introduced by the last government which encourages kids to become engaged in sporting activity reducing obesity and improving academic excellence through a fit healthy body and mind.

    When the last Conservative government left office in 1997, only one in four children at state schools was given the statutory limit of two hours' PE a week.. The progress under Labour although initially patchy, rose to over 95%.

    Gove wants to replace it with an annual "Olympic-style school sports competition" costing 10.00000, [a saving of 152.00000 on the present amount spent.] which would mean the selling off sports facilities like playing fields and reduce the the pupils of poorer state schools to mere spectators of sport which would be practiced mainly by Goves elite private schools.

    If this isn't introducing Ideology over common sense what the hell is?


    Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet | Education | The Observer

    Michael Gove has scored an own goal | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer

    Michael Gove's explanation for school sports cuts is 'unforgivably cynical' | Education | guardian.co.uk
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