CBI calls for end to “exam factories”

Submitted by Matthew on 28 November, 2012 - 6:53

The CBI has attacked the current regime of testing children, calling some secondary schools “exam factories”.

This, coming from the high table of the British bourgeoisie, highlights the absurdity of over-examining school pupils.

Naturally, the reasons given by the CBI were terrible: “Qualifications are important, but we also need people who have self-discipline and serve customers well”, said the CBI director general, adding that measuring attainment by criteria beyond test scores might boost economic growth!

As socialists we measure the quality of education not by its effect on profits or by competitive examinations but the extent to which it enriches the lives of people.

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