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Anti-Sats campaign steps up activity

Issue No. 2177

Campaigners against Sats tests protested at Labour minister Ed Balls’ office last Saturday

Campaigners against Sats tests protested at Labour minister Ed Balls’ office last Saturday


Teachers, parents and children across Britain are stepping up activities against the government’s hated Sats tests.

A lively stall of teachers, students and children collected signatures on the NUT union’s anti-SATs petition last Saturday in Cambridge. Campaigners received many supportive comments from parents and children who’ve had to sit the tests in the past.

Meanwhile, anti-Sats campaigners burned Sats tests in Leeds and members of the NUT and NAHT unions visited schools secretary Ed Balls’ constituency office in Normanton, West Yorkshire, to launch their indicative ballots to boycott Sats.

The ballot papers will ask members whether they would back a boycott of Sats tests. The ballot closes on 30 November. Activists should pull out all the stops to win a yes vote.


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Tue 10 Nov 2009, 18:52 GMT
Issue No. 2177
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