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    WHAT DO THEY KNOW? I think UK teachers are onto something here.

    Children as young as four are being traumatised by a regime of formal school instruction in the Three Rs that has turned early learning into a straitjacket, teachers said yesterday.

    Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ conference in Blackpool said children, especially boys, became disruptive when starting maths and English lessons at too young an age. They were not ready to accept regimented lessons at four.

    They called for the formal school starting age to be put back to six, as it is in most European countries.

    But, what about the “free” daycare?

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