Tuesday, September 23, 2008

most British 5 year olds are "failing"

Well, either children are being desperately let down by parents, teachers, society in general and, most of all, themselves (linky: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7623095.stm )

or, possibly, these early years targets are misguided...

2 comments:

Leo said...

This obsession with age targets is astonishing stupid.

Why not just start school from the very beginning? You even have a reception year.

Let those kids that are more advanced, skip straight to the next grade.

emma said...

_I_ have a reception year????? LOL.

"Astonishingly stupid" is an astonishingly accurate description :-)