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Gove: Teaching jobs need idealism injection

01/03/2010 Joanna
Education jobs in the state sector may be set to receive a dose of idealism if the Conservatives win the next general election.

Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Michael Gove has said that the Tory free schools scheme will represent a concerted effort by the Party to encourage parents and staff in teaching jobs to work together to create a better education system.

Mr Gove told the BBC: "[In] other countries […] they've allowed people to come into state education in order to help children from poorer backgrounds do better.

"Teachers and parents working together have helped set up new schools, and they've done so because they've been animated by idealism."

The shadow schools secretary added, however, that free schools established under the proposed regime would not be able to select pupils on the basis of religion or academic ability.

Mr Gove has represented the constituency of Surrey Heath sine May 2005.

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