Parents keep children off school in test protest

BBC News Education – Numbers of parents have kept their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England.  More than 40,000 parents have signed a petition calling for a boycott of primary school tests, which are due to be taken later this month.

TES News – Parents are right to take their children out of school today, children’s authors say.

The Independent – SATs strike: Parents to take children out of school in protest over ‘stressful’ Year 2 exams.

The Telegraph – Kids’ strike: Parents, teachers and Government must stop exploiting children for political gain – tests are meant to be difficult.

The Telegraph – ‘Politicians have ignored teachers’ views on testing and pupils are paying the price’.


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