Department for Education, Westminster. Fri 30 May 2014
Security apparently didn't notice me when I walked in to the lobby of the Department for Education
where an English lesson was taking place as a protest against Minister Michael Gove's interference with
English GCSE, making the exam boards take many well-loved 20th Century US books off the syllabus
including 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'. The protesters were mainly teachers, with a few of their children
Some of the banned books were scattered on the floor, and the 'class' was studying another together.
After a minute or so, the secuirty men noticed I was taking photographs
and started telling me I had to leave
and after a little argument I did so
taking a few more pictures as they escorted me out
I got the impression the security were not very happy at having been told to keep the press out.
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