Mr Gove was extraordinarily arrogant.
He believed that he knew how everything should be done. He believed that everyone else in the world was stupid and ignorant.
The problem was, Mr Gove himself was the one who was ignorant.
He got most of his information from his own, misty, memory.
He thought he remembered what it had been like when he had been at school - and assumed that everyone else's school should be the same.