Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums: Opinion

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums: Opinion

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What should you do with the King James Bible from Michael Gove?

It is a remarkable, prosaic work. Brilliant for use of language study etc. Not sure what you would do with it in primary, though.


Depends on your faith. At the moment, mine is non-existent in Mr Gove, and unfortunately he can't buy it with a Bible, so I'd use mine as a doorstop.


It is very sad how people have so little respect for materials that others deem sacred. Be it the Koran, the Torah or the Bible, I would never suggest something so important to people be used as a doorstop. Even for non-believers, it is a book and a beautiful piece of literature.


Prop up a wobbly table?


Read it? It is written in the most spine-tinglingly wonderful language.


Bask in the knowledge that your school will now be problem free.


I really don't know, and while I understand that this has all been funded privately, I do wonder what else Mr Gove might have done instead that would have made a real difference in schools. …

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