Hunt doubts Gove on history evidence

tags: education, United Kingdom, Michael Gove, Tristiam Hunt



Tristram Hunt, a Labour education spokesman and historian, has attacked Education Secretary Michael Gove over his use of evidence.

It follows a Freedom of Information request showing Mr Gove's claim about children's lack of historical knowledge had been based on a UKTV Gold survey.

Mr Gove had been setting out the need to raise standards in history.

A Department for Education spokeswoman said: "There is plenty of other evidence to support this argument."

Mr Hunt, taking up last week's attack by the education secretary on the use of Mr Men characters in teaching history, accused Mr Gove of being "Mr Sloppy"....




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