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Thread #124679   Message #2758002
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
02-Nov-09 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Er....thanks for that, but..if you read what I said above, I never said that UNICEF had put the British Edukashon System down as one of the reasons, Dave.

They *should* have though. The American one too.

It was, in my opinion, a HUGE oversight on UNICEF'S part, because even the teachers themselves said at their conference in Torquay last year that children are stressed to the hilt about exams and homework etc...recommending that SATs tests are abandoned...

Sadly, they haven't taken their own advice and *abandoned* them, which I don't understand, because ALL they have to do is refuse, en masse, to carry out any more bloody tests on our children, and that would be that...teachers back in charge, not stoopid politicians who probably have shares in the Corporate SATs R Us industry, along with every other bloomin' exam they're pouring down on our children and young people.

If you have unhappy, stressed out children, who are also surrounded by a bullying, unpleasant, dog eat dog culture (see things I mentioned above) then it's going to spill out into the school playground and beyond...