By Nick Grant, NUT NEC (pc)
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Anti-Sats day of action

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Activists took to the streets across Britain last Saturday to campaign against the hated Sats tests.
Issue 2169
Campaigning in Hackney, east London
Campaigning in Hackney, east London

Activists took to the streets across Britain last Saturday to campaign against the hated Sats tests.

There was a positive response as many people do not believe in the educational value of excessive testing in primary schools.

Unfortunately the NAHT headteachers’ union has postponed until 2010 its promise to ballot jointly with the NUT teachers’ union to boycott next year’s tests.

This led to a 23-11 decision at the NUT’s national executive last Friday to go along with the NAHT strategy. The NUT will now hold an indicative ballot instead.

Both decisions display a pessimism at odds with the feedback on last Saturday’s stalls. We need to intensify our campaign to scrap the Sats—and win the NUT ballot.

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