The meaning of the school testing obsession
Publisher: International Socialism
Date Written: 04/04/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19333
This article focuses on the new frontiers for the calculation of human productivity in its earliest forms, in early years education in Britain; but the general points are applicable across continents and educational age-phases. It will be argued that the English baseline test is just one example of the policing of capital's interests in our classrooms, but a particularly pernicious one for the way it reaches deep into the experience of the youngest children.