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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 September 2012

No to Gove's counter-reforms

Protest against Ofqual in Coventry by NUT members and fellow trade unionists, photo D Nellist

Protest against Ofqual in Coventry by NUT members and fellow trade unionists, photo D Nellist   (Click to enlarge)

On the same day as education secretary Michael Gove announced his education counter-reforms, Coventry National Union of Teachers (NUT) members and fellow trade unionists protested against the rigging of GCSE exams by Ofqual due to government pressure. Jane Nellist, joint secretary of Coventry NUT said:

"We called this lobby of teachers, parents and young people to send a message to Ofqual, which has its offices in Coventry, that they must put right this wrong and re-grade those papers to restore the integrity of our exam system and the hopes of those young people.

However, with Gove's plan for O-levels we see that this is just a way of devaluing our exam system. This is a massive educational mistake and will set us back years."

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