In an earlier life, Michael Gove was a TV journalist with attitude. There are a few clips on YouTube of Channel 4's "A Stab in the Dark", where he took the rostrum in turns with David Baddiel and Tracey Macleod. In this clip from 1993 (N.B. while John Major's Conservatives were in office), Gove interviews an armed robber (retired). Gove appears 6'36" in.
For an explanation of my title, listen to The Now Show tonight.
As to his education policies, let us just say that we in Wales should watch his experiments in England with interest. On the other hand, the Liberal Democrats' contribution to the coalition, the "pupil premium", looks promising, given the commitment to provide addtional funds for it.