Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds. Day Five.

Stop School League Tables for Five Year Olds. International petition. Day Five. Five hundred signatures and counting. Support for this petition continues to flood in. 

 Today’s signatories include Sue Robson Principal Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator for Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University. Childminders and teachers are also on board. It really is an education in itself to read some of the comments people have written. Among them, Dr. Sebastian Suggate who writes:

“Educational policies such as those opposed by the current petition are the hallmark of a lifeless thinking that sees children as economic products subject to the same quality control as, for example automobile tyres. We the British have shown ourselves to be mighty at industry, noble in law, but poor in the art of education desperately needed in the 21st. century.

I urge those dedicated to a true education based on respect for the sacred and unique state of childhood to sign this petition.”

Thank you to everyone for your support. We’re going forward with this, so please tell your friends and here is that petition link again:

Stop League Tables for Five Year Olds. International Petition. Sign here.

For anyone who wants to catch up with Dr. Sebastian Suggate’s work – you might point your search engine towards these links for starters:

Open Eye Conference, 2010

Blogs on Dr. Sebastian Suggate’s work on Early Reading 

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