Monday 9 May 2016

Tears during today's SATs

Testimony from someone today:

"I was helping in a school today and a girl I knew came up to me, just soooo worried she had not done well... She, and others in her class, had burst in to tears during the test and loads of them were panicking that they hadn't been able to finish the paper. The school has tried hard to not put pressure on the kids, but they are bright children and are feeling like failures before the papers have been marked. What are we doing to our children? What kind of society will emerge when these children become adults?"