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Michael Gove

Michael Gove

Secretary of State for Education

Biography of Michael Gove

Michael Gove was appointed Secretary of State for Education in May 2010 as part of the coalition government. Michael is the Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath.

He was born in 1967 in Edinburgh and was educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen and then Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. His past career includes being a reporter for The Press and Journal in Aberdeen, a researcher and reporter at Scottish Television, a reporter for BBC Television, and assistant editor of The Times.

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  • “The gap between the opportunities open to wealthier students and poorer students has grown wider over the last ten years. ”

    4th April 2011 – Michael Gove to Twyford Church of England High School

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  • “Nothing is so effective a solvent of hatred and prejudice as learning and wisdom.”

    4th April 2011 – Michael Gove to the Education World Forum

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Legislation that Michael Gove is sponsoring in Parliament

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