In primary schools, students at a young age have had a ‘numerous’ amount of tests. Parents are against this and have started a protest; due to this, parents are also keeping their children off school. The SATs are only next week. This has taken apart in Brighton and more than 40,000 parents have signed up to this petition. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says, ‘Even taking pupils out of school for a day is harmful for their education.’ A children’s’ laureate ,Chris Riddell’s views are the opposite, ‘We should be turning children into readers with the pleasure that gives rather than relying on a testing culture.’ So, there are both sides, which one leads to the future of schools?
The petition was handed in at the headquarters of the Department for Education in London.