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The Guardian view on testing four-year-olds: wrong again | Editorial

Accountability is important, but the new measuring stick being pushed on primary schools is blunt and unimaginativeAccountability in education is important. Politicians, acting on the public’s behalf, are right to seek evidence that schools are deliver…

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Ofsted plan to inspect ‘cultural capital’ in schools attacked as elitist

The inspectors’ new catchphrase shows ‘white, middle-class paternalism’ that will alienate many students, critics say A two-word term, invented in the 1970s by a French sociologist heavily influenced by Karl Marx, makes an unlikely entrance in Ofsted’s…