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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:59 am 
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If this is true (that children are going to be forced to resit their SATs) then this is very sad. And stupid.

https://disidealist.wordpress.com/2015/ ... -failures/


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:32 am 
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I so agree with you loobylou. I cannot for the life of me understand the purpose of this. What is the point of retaking it? is it to make them feel even more of a failure. I work with some children who just will never pass due to circumstances beyond their control. Are they going to have to keep sitting until they pass, when will they be allowed to move on? Isn't education also more than this.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:02 pm 
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I read that too, very well written and I agree completely.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:06 pm 
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I wish politicians would think. Sometimes it seems to me that they are selected for their own lack of intelligence.

And people do believe them sometimes. I had a friend whose dd was the same age as mine within a week. She was adamant that her dd had to have the same level of ability and academic potential as mine because they were the same age and, because her dd was unfortunately doing less well, that it was the school's fault. She even removed her from the school for that reason. And yet she was absolutely reaching her potential academically and doing very well socially and in every other way...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:09 pm 
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Absolutely agree too. What a well-written and thought-provoking article, and an indictment on our academic results-driven, conveyor-belt education system.

I want to know what difference my vote is going to make in May, if any.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:15 pm 
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They used to 'encourage' secondaries to make level 3 children sit a progress test at the end of Year 7 - under a Labour government - so this isn't a new idea.

http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/el ... ress-tests


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:58 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
They used to 'encourage' secondaries to make level 3 children sit a progress test at the end of Year 7 - under a Labour government - so this isn't a new idea.

http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/el ... ress-tests

This makes the article quoted by OP just an attempt to attack present government and Gove.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:18 pm 
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I'm no fan of Gove but this is not one of his ideas ... it is also lazy journalism.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:29 pm 
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tiffinboys wrote:
Guest55 wrote:
They used to 'encourage' secondaries to make level 3 children sit a progress test at the end of Year 7 - under a Labour government - so this isn't a new idea.

http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/el ... ress-tests

This makes the article quoted by OP just an attempt to attack present government and Gove.


I'm all for any attempt of obfuscation to bring this present regime down :wink: come the revolution........ "The first thing we do, let's kill all the Bankers and lawyers" only joking since
I'm a lawyer :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:42 pm 
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Don't know about the bankers, but the lawyers......

Oh dear,....... :lol: :lol:


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