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Monday, June 11, 2007

Should Tests for Under 16s be Banned?

Yes, tests for under 16's should be banned. The workload on these students which allegedly "prepares them" for later life, has crippled the stress tolerance of my fellow students.

Let me tell you this from a school student's point of view. The more stress and workload we get, the less time we get to grow up being healthy and happy. I have heard previously in the papers that there is no time for Physical Education because there is too much homework.

Sure, you could ignore the pleas of parents and students, and declare it as "whining", but ask yourself, would you want your child to suffer a curriculum that takes away family time and time for reasonable recreation?

Yes, students need to prepare over time to be employed in the workforce, however, is it also possible that we are forcing children to grow up too fast? Seeing the rise of the "tween", it's hard to argue against it.


Jacob Martin, TeenAuthor.

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