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Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy

posted on 08 Jul 2018

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The government’s “complete fetish” for exams is badly wrong, according to Philip Pullman, who believes the focus on testing will “ruin children’s lives”.

The His Dark Materials novelist told the Press Association that those in charge of education today “seem to think the function of a book … is to provide exercises for grammar and it’s not, of course. The function of a book or a poem or a story is to delight, to enchant, to beguile.”

Read the full article on this link to The Guardian