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Children need fewer tests and more education

Chrissie Russell


Academia is not the be-all, merely part of the equation. Children have so many other talents that we must nurture too

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Education Minister Weir

Education Minister Weir

Education Minister Weir

Question: You have X amount of children needing to progress from primary to secondary education but only Y amount of people are allowed in a room together during a pandemic to sit a test.

Do you A) Make them sit the test? B) Forget the test? C) Dither so much that an already impossible situation is rendered even worse?

The debacle this past week over the future of the 2021 transfer test, and the riddle of how to solve it, read a lot like one of the structured reasoning questions I remember from doing the exam way back when it was still known as the 11+.


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