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Michael Gove —
born on August 26, 1967,
Michael Andrew Gove MP is a British Conservative politician and the Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath. He is also an author and was formerly a columnist for The Times... (wikipedia)
Children in dysfunctional homes at risk of abuse are kept in danger for too long because politically correct rules mean we won't challenge unfit parents.
As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined.
Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
It's critical that children spend time before they arrive in school in a warm, attractive and inclusive environment, where they can learn through play, master social skills and prepare for formal schooling.