This phrase has been bothering me. Everyone is very concerned that the children should not “fall behind” in their studies. I can of course appreciate the fact that children should have access to a good education and I realise that school provides our kids with more than just qualifications, but I do find myself wanting to push back on the idea that meeting specific targets by specific times is the only way that children can succeed.

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