Saturday, April 13, 2013

Was it worth it?

It hardly ranks as activism but I hope that my "clicktivism" project has put Stephen Twigg and the labour party under some pressure to act. This has been a very puny attempt - but a few hard core tweeters have started to get attention. Twigg finally sent a tweet to a teacher whose emails has had previously refused to respond to. Labour party members have agreed to ask questions.

 So on reflection I think it was worth it because

1. It was barely any effort
2. Always better to light a candle than curse the darkness
3. I have met some fantastic twitter education folk who remind me that change is possible.

 So here is what I propose. Every time an education story appears we RT it with phrase what does Twigg think with hashtag #GoTwiggGo. We follow Stephen Twigg on twitter and ask him direct questions. Even though he clearly has no idea of how twitter works surely labour party spin people will start to pick up on his failure to reply.

 There has been some debate as to whether the problem with Twigg is ideological or incompetency. I suspect both but that shouldn't stop us. Gove is a dangerous man and it is completely unacceptable that labour provide no opposition to him. Below are just a few of the tweets that appeared. Search #GoTwiggGo on twitter to see the rest

Why aren't the Labour party making these points?… #GoTwiggGo
— Helen Rogerson (@hrogerson) April 11, 2013
History plan: 'list-like and narrow' More crit of Gove's Hist NC @stephentwigg -your thoughts on this? #GoTwiggGo…
— Julie Wright (@Julestheteacher) April 10, 2013

"@wonderacademy: Breaking News: Michael Gove is still privatising Education" & will continue to so unless Twigg stands up to him #GoTwiggGo
— The Govertaker (@Bedtonman) April 8, 2013

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