Sat 1 May 2010, The Independent

SATs pressure turns children off reading, say authors

By Richard Garner
Almost 100 children's authors and illustrators have signed a letter supporting heads and teachers in their campaign to get rid of national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds. The signatories, who include the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and the children's authors Philip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Rosen, say children are being switched off from reading as a result of the tests.
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