Out To Work At 11

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EducationGuardian.co.uk | eG weekly | Writing history

Terry Deary, author of the Horrible Histories, tells the Guardian what he thinks about education (from the Tuesday Education supplement):

"I've no interest in schools," [Deary] continues. "They have no relevance in the 21st century. They were a Victorian idea to get kids off the street. Who decided that putting 30 kids with only their age in common in a classroom with one teacher was the best way of educating? At my school there were 52 kids in the class and all I learned was how to pass the 11-plus. Testing is the death of education.
"Kids should leave school at 11 and go to work

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