Pardon me, I almost asked whether this Michael Gove is some sort of a prophet! Luckily I checked the Wikipedia article first http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gove
. Very interesting, somehow reminds me of 'Corridors of Power'.
I came upto 'Considered by some to be a British neo-conservative, he called for early intervention against Saddam Hussein and stated in October 2004 of Tony Blair: "I can't hold it back any more; I love Tony!"' [And Tony loved George, both hated Saddam] At "He was a proponent of the view that the invasion of Iraq would bring peace and democracy both to Iraq and the wider Middle East." I had enough.
Let's forget politics and have a closer look at the article. The title says, "IT lessons" and starts the text with "The teaching of computer science in school ...". Computer Science? Sure?
No, it reverts to ICT in the second para, "the existing curriculum in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has left children "bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word and Excel by bored teachers"."
I'm clueless to what this curriculum is!
Then he is going to 'create an "open source" curriculum in computer science by giving schools' an open source curriculum? What is the source code of a curriculum?
Further, 'the freedom', oh I see, open means freedom!
Freedom of what? '... to use teaching resources designed with input from leading employers and academics,' So the teachers have the freedom to use teaching resources designed by leading employers and academics. I wonder who they are.
May be there's a hint here, 'The announcement follows pressure from businesses critical of a shortage of computer-literate recruits'.
My goodness! This is the rebirth of ideas once introduced by an iron lady. [I don't know why they flog Merryl Streep.]
Good luck GB!