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Parents keep children off school in test protest in England

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London, May 3, AZERTAC

Parents are keeping their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England, according to BBC.

More than 40,000 parents have signed a petition calling for a boycott of primary school tests, which are due to be taken later this month.

Parents supporting the Let Our Kids Be Kids campaign have complained of a damaging culture of over-testing.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says taking pupils out of school "even for a day is harmful to their education".

It remains uncertain how many primary school children are being kept off school across the country, but a social media campaign has been urging parents to take children on educational activities for the day.

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