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Friday, 11 May 2007


In our schools today our children are subject to all manner of pressures. Teachers themselves whilst part of the problem that affects our children are not rule makers in the sense that the government are. It is our government that is placing tremendous pressure on our school systems which in turn means headteachers are under pressure, which in turn means teachers are under pressure, which in turn means our children are under pressure.

Our primary school children are expected to adhere to adult values. They are no longer allowed to be children and make mistakes that children make. Our children are subject to tests that quite frankly do more harm than good in the long term. The tests our children take do nothing more than separate the good from the bad and as these tests start very early in their lives they are blighted early in their lives. The quality of teachers, from head teacher down, is lower now than it ever has been and this shows in our children's education.

There is now plans to  "help" preschool and primary school children with their talking. A new "Academy" school has just been build which does not have a play ground or play area. Granted this is not a primary school but it is another way of putting yet more pressure on our school children.

Children as young as 7 years old are expected to understand and act like adults. We are,  simply put, asking way too much of our children and whilst doing this they, the children, are missing out on being children.

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