A chance for our children to get a worthwhile education

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At long last, after 30 thoroughly debilitating and delusional years, there is a chance the children in this country will once again receive a worthwhile education.

Education Secretary Michael Gove’s plans to ditch GCSEs should be welcomed.

Several generations of youngsters have been betrayed and misled by simplistic tests which celebrated the mediocre and denied the truly gifted an opportunity to develop their potential.

So-called grade inflation, and the introduction of expensive Mickey Mouse courses by rapacious centres of further education, then compounded the nightmare.

Gove must not allow himself to be thrown off course by whingeing classroom ‘progressives.’