Stop developmentally inappropriate policy-making in the early years

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Sue Hedges
7 years ago
We MUST protect childhood and not destroy it. The success of our future society depends on what we do with our children in their vital early years.

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Julie Jackson
7 years ago
I have two small children for whom I am beginning to look at education options. I am concerned about the early age at which they have to begin formal education.

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Marianne Owens
7 years ago
I have taught for over 20 years in 4-8 yrs age group. We have the same problem here in Australia.

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charity lamb
7 years ago
because a friend recommended it, and i know she knows about such things

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Fiona Collins
7 years ago
I am a parent and a teacher, I want all children to be treated as individuals.

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rachel james
7 years ago
As an retired teacher I am appalled by the pressure on young children today.

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Ruth Smith
7 years ago
Education is a journey not a race. Children need the space to grow and learn in their own time to promote their physical, emotional and mental well being.

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Anna Gawthorpe
7 years ago
I am an early years teacher.

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Bronwen Jones
7 years ago
This Tory government does not care about people, particularly children. It seems to me that Gove has an instrumental view of humans and their nature- humanicus economicus. Everything about childhood is seen as a preparation for economic life. This is totally in line with the view of the rule of markets and the marketisation and the privatisation of everything including human beings. It is a view driven by a poverty of vision of human nature and society. I never thought I would be alive to see such a government pursue such policies with the agreement of much of the population of the UK. It makes me both ashamed and mad!

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Judith Bartley
7 years ago
They are our children, not puppets of Westminster!