Losing the plot in a child's education

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Losing the plot in a child's education

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:15 pm

I'm not sure what the latest league tables tell us about the current state of primary education in this country, but I think that the following, heard last week, speaks volumes: "My child brought home a Christmas card he'd made for me at school. On the back was a typed message. It set out the learning objectives covered in the task."
Mike Hine
London
This is a reader's letter to some media article about the call for formal testing again at the end of Year Two.

I work hard for raising the fundamental literacy levels of learners - but am on record of decrying the formal target-setting system and labelling children by national curriculum levels (a system of allotting a number and letter).

The reader's comment did not surprise me but how utterly awful that teachers may have reached this point even for making a Christmas card! :sad:

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