Parents agonise over school testing before kids start kindergarten

By Alexandra Smith
Updated November 5 2017 - 1:24pm, first published 8:39am
Parents are increasingly sending their preschoolers to tutoring before they start school. Photo: Phil Carrick
Parents are increasingly sending their preschoolers to tutoring before they start school. Photo: Phil Carrick

Parents are increasingly paying for their four-year-olds to be tutored to give them a head start and even prepare for a mandatory literacy and numeracy assessment in kindergarten, prompting fears that children face unnecessary pressure before they have entered the classroom.  

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