The meaning of the school testing obsession

Boxely, Simon
http://isj.org.uk/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.