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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hey, good call!
Why not pile even more pressure on our stressed-out teachers and (more importantly!) kids:
...and then they wonder why this happens:
Honestly, the very SECOND I even so much as THINK about putting April in school, I go and read stuff like this. There is no way that I'm putting my child in such a stressful, target-orientated place. The goal is supposed to be education, learning, enlightenment not government target-meeting. Setting targets for the Sats tests and then shutting schools who don't meet those targets is not the way to achieve good results and encourage and inspire children to learn. They need to bloody back off a bit and give the teachers more freedom to plan their own lessons and kids more hands-on, project based, self-initiated learning.
They need to trust that these kids will learn and flourish in a more relaxed and pleasant setting because they can and would.
Thousands of home educating families have already proved that.