This stuff is dope and we can’t wait to find it in our next copy of the Reference News 《参考消息》.
The UK’s Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has, in his latest op-ed in The Telegraph, proudly referred to the coalition government as a “Maoist enterprise” and unabashedly confessed his vision for — listen to this — a “cultural revolution just like the one they’ve had in China.”
Last month, the good minister decided to make a trip to the “Far East” (love how people are still using this term), and was shocked to discover that schools in places like Shanghai and Singapore are producing students that are better and brighter than in the UK. Of course, he needn’t have come this far to find out — we could have told him all that.
We won’t deny you the pleasure of reading this gem of a piece for yourself. Suffice to say for now what really took the cake was his public fellation of communist China’s founding father. “Like Chairman Mao”, says Gove, “we’ve embarked on a Long March to reform our education system. Sometimes we will have to manoeuvre less than elegantly to get around obstacles. But the alternative, simply accepting the inevitability of our decline, is not an option.”
Will someone give the man an education on the Cultural Revolution and the Long March? Please?
Read more about education in China here.