Gove Removing “Of Mice and Men” from the curriculem

So Gove is removing “Of Mice and Men” from the curriculum, and I’d like to say “About Time”. Now, before you all start throwing things, let me explain why.

“Of Mice and Men”, by Steinbeck is brilliant. It’s amazing. The In-Depth study I did of it when I was school placed a love of this book in my heart, and I still have a copy of it. I can’t bring myself to re-read it, because of the impression it made on me, but Lenny and George live on in me, in a very profound way.

So, I hear you ask, why take it off the syllabus? well, because it’s been on there for 40 years. I know that there are arguments about allowing parents to help their children with the homework, but, and here’s my non-teacher-educated suggestion, why not get another book, of similar quality, and get both parent AND child to learn to appreciate a new book?
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The Death of the UK Two Party System

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I think we can finally announce the death of the 2/3 party system that has held this country for so long.

With the rise of the Lib-Dems, we finally broke the 2 party swing. However, due to their political assassination by the conservatives in the coalition deal, their victory was short-lived. That has given space to the disgruntled voter finally having a say that’s making a difference.
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Don’t Vote Conservative!

If your still unsure who your going to vote for, make sure it’s not the Conservatives.

No, really. Don’t.

If you’ve been wondering about their motif of family, and this idea of wholesome Britain, and wondering precisely how that’s going to play, well, it’s going to play badly if your Gay.

Philippa Stroud claims to have been responsible for several of the Conservatives policies, and is proud that her Christian Life impact on her political life. As much as in some cases that might be a good idea, you know, equality for all, social security, free healthcare, that kind of thing, Philippa, however, thinks that Homosexuality is the result of demons, and will quite happily pray for you to be cured at her Church.

No, this is not America. This is Britain. Somehow some of that ancient medieval belief is still alive in the UK, and is being held onto by a leading Conservative. If your vote was ever going to count for something, make it show that we, here in the UK stand for equality. Don’t let the Conservatives get in. Even if you are a long-time conservative, write to your MP, demand that they publicly denounce this kind of behaviour.

Do Not Let Philippa Stroud ruin things for all those people who’s life is tough enough.

~ BX

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/02/conservatives-philippa-stroud-gay-cure

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