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Gove's decision deserves some credit

Gerard Kelly is right ("Give praise where it's due and everyone wins", Editorial, 15 February): we should not ritually criticise Michael Gove and should give him credit for his decision to scrap the English Baccalaureate Certificate in favour of a revamped GCSE. The problem with Gove is his messianic zeal for reform. He seems to be suffering from a Department for Education version of Jerusalem syndrome. And since the half-life of an education secretary is relatively short, by the time his reforms have borne fruit (which might be sour), he will have long since morphed into a different ministerial isotope.

Stan Labovitch, Secondary teacher, Windsor.

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