TEACHER UNIONS: SATs on the rack

The Communist Party has welcomed the decision by the National Union of Teachers and the National Association of Headteachers to boycott this year's KS2 SATs.

The unions are taking joint industrial action as part of their ongoing campaign for assessment reform, claiming that the current system is damaging children's education. Headteachers across the country will refuse to open SATs papers when they arrive in early May and to carry out the tests.

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