Children to read by six – Tories http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7100316.stm
The Conservatives have set out plans which they say will ensure children can read by the age of six. Shadow schools secretary Michael Gove said English assessments for six and seven year olds should be replaced with a standard reading test. But primary school head teachers have warned against formal tests for young children saying exams could put them off reading “for a very long time”.
Wow. I wished I’d known that changing assessements would enable 6 year olds to read! I never knew it was that easy!