The Department of Education has dropped cultural subjects from the proposed English Baccalaureate.
That seems so shortsighted when the creative industries are the nation’s biggest and fastest growing export. The Bacc will rank schools’ achievements in key subjects and eventually set the standard for school-leaving exams.
Here’s the breaking story. Not too late to change things.
Bombard Education Sec Michael Gove with your views.
It’s barely a year since he said that every child should have the right to learn to play an instrument at school.
And copy in Jeremy Hunt (if he’s still there after the Murdoch fiasco).