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Title: News article about selective school pressure
Post by: Peter on March 19, 2016, 01:25:09 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/clever-diligent-and-feeling-the-pressure-20111016-1lram.html

This article looks at the extreme side of selective school culture. It makes sense to have a balance, and usually year 10 is where the race really starts. Therefore kids should be allowed to have a bit of fun between year 7-9. As long as the kids learn enough to do ok up to year 9, they will be fine if they really work hard from year 10. Kids here are encouraged to self-learn and parents' help is preferred to tutoring. It is better to have kids learning to self-study.