I am keeping my son home from school next week. We are boycotting SATs. Here’s why:

When my eldest child started school seven years ago, I soon noticed that my views on my children’s development weren’t the same as other mums’. I recall waiting in line to pick my son up from nursery and overhearing two mums comparing their children’s milestone achievements. One of the mums anxiously stated that her child wasn’t very advanced, but resigned herself to the fact that “you’re either born bright, or you’re not.” No parent waiting in the line flinched when … Read more