Primary curriculum ‘abolishes childhood’

Children in England will be required to cover subjects up to two years earlier than their peers in top-performing nations, a study suggests, BBC News reports. Education Secretary Michael Gove uses international comparisons to justify plans to bring forward topics such as fractions and decimals in maths. But some academics say “cramming” children with complex concepts “too soon” will not raise standards. The government says it makes no apology for having high expectations of pupils…

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