Just saw this from Shanghaiist: UK Education Secretary Michael Gove: Time for a "cultural revolution just like the one they’ve had in China".
I can't quite describe my feeling. Words fail me at a moment like this. So let me just point out one eerie thing: Mr. Gove appears to be very well suited for the role of "Cultural Revolution" education secretary. During that wondrous period, you know, uneducated people took over the leadership of China's educational system. Universities were closed to the public for 10 years. High schools closed for 6 years. Elementary and middle schools closed for 3 years. Not to mention libraries were sealed and books were burned. I can see why Mr. Gove thinks this was definitely the cause of China's academic success today.
Great. Let’s watch the UK have at it!