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Status anxiety

If the Sats-strike parents get their way only the poorer kids will suffer

These moronic, selfish middle-class warriors are entrenching class divisions

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to start. For one thing, it wasn’t a ‘kids’ strike’. Did a national committee of six- and seven-year-olds get together and decide on a day of action? Even in Brighton, the centre of the boycott, that seems a bit far-fetched.

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Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.

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