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Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades

The gap between haves and have-nots is already set in stone for life in primary school, a study says.

Teacher unions to block members invigilating assessments

Five teacher unions have declared they will prevent their members from invigilating the Annual National Assessments until reforms are implemented.

Sadtu: Boycott national assessments in schools

The teachers union has encouraged its members to boycott invigilation of the Annual National Assessments in protest against the education department.

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Beware the tyrannies of the ANAs

The Annual National Assessments must not detract from the quality or breadth of education, writes Caroline Long.

Leaked report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring

A damning report held back from the public highlights the extent of cronyism and the influence of unions in filling education positions.

Assessment results don’t add up

The annual literacy and numeracy results don’t justify claims about improvements or declines.

Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014

The head of the professional teachers’ organisation says it is time to take a hard look at educators’ content knowledge and methodology.

The flaws of national assessments

The ANAs are a waste of time - they must be standardised in form, content and appraisal - argues a teacher.

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