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Don’t blame exams

The parents who pulled their kids from school over SATs are utterly misguided

By Harriet Maltby  

Parents protest SATs exams with their children in Preston Park, Brighton ©Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Yesterday, thousands of parents across the country pulled their seven year olds out of school in protest at the “stress” experienced in the run up to SATs: Standard Assessment Tests that all pupils in Year Two (and Year Six) sit. The parents—who took part in the protest as part…

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