Is it right that pupils should be educated by teachers that are not educated or do not even aspire to speak like Michael Gove, if that were a good thing.
"We was doing all right last year", I heard a Head Teacher of an Academy say, not so long ago.
I am not a snob about Essex vernacular but someone was very wrong to appoint that Head in that job, since that man was incompetent in so many other ways. Michael Gove does not talk like that, but Michael Gove nevertheless agrees that Academies and Free schools should be allowed to hire unqualified teachers like this.
Michael Gove may not wish to applaud an incompetent Head Teacher, but if he or she cannot construct a sentence, what standard would he be prepared to set for a class room teacher, and if not what standard would he be prepared to set for his pupils?
Academies are of course privatised entities looking for profit, even if they assume a worthy charitable status. Unqualified teachers are cheap teachers, since they have not been trained. That is a fair assumption to make even if one is prepared to accept that not all qualified teachers are good, and not all unqualified teachers are bad.
I merely report what I have observed with my own eyes and with my own ears.
I feel compelled to do so because Academies and Free Schools are not required to disclose anything, even though they are funded by the public purse.