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How to fix our broken primary school testing system

We should be examining teachers—then trusting them to do the best for our kids

By Peter Kellner  

Are exams the best way to measure children's success? © David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nicky Morgan is right. According to the Sunday Times she plans to scrap plans for tough new tests for primary school children. So she should, but not for the reasons that some teachers would give. She should do so because the testing system in state schools is a mess. Having decided not to make a bad system worse, she should…

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