Rarely has there been a better example of one rule for them and another for the rest of us than Michael Gove’s latest plan to slash school holidays.
Gove wants the UK to be more like China and is intent of wringing every last scrap of joy from the lives of anyone who isn’t rich. Now the Summer holidays are in his sights as his fake concern for children masks a desire to cut childcare costs and make it easier for bosses to exploit parents.
The Education Secretary has previously claimed that children suffer a ‘learning loss’ over the Summer holiday. Yet children at private schools, like the one he went to, are barely ever required to turn up.
Eton College closes for the Summer this year at 1pm on Friday 28th June. Students will not return until the 3rd of September. The children are groomed for the gruelling life of being a posh twat by swanning off on holiday for just under an astonishing 10 weeks.
Then come Christmas they’re off again, breaking up on the 10th December and not returning until the 8th January, around twice the length of the holiday those at state schools receive.
Yet Gove wants to turn schools for working class children into Chinese-style education camps, with kids forced to sit in stuffy classrooms for months on end learning strings of pointless facts about dead toffs.
No doubt he hopes this will indoctrinate children for the miserable lives of ever increasing work for ever decreasing money that Gove and his neo-liberal vampires are attempting to inflict on the rest of us. Gove’s new workfare schools show the real direction this Government is travelling.
Both main teaching unions are set to strike over this year over working hours. They should be backed by every decent parent who doesn’t see childhood as merely a holding period before people are turned into profit making stock for the rich.
Follow me on twitter @johnnyvoid