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Aug 13, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
You opened the pubs on the 4th of July.
Are you telling me you couldn't have had socially distanced exams at the end of June?
The underlying inequalities in terms of access to online teaching resources were going to play out in any assessment made of these kids, but to allow them to be downgraded based on their school's previous results... That's inequality ON TOP OF inequality.
Regarding feasibility:
Exams don't all happen at the same time. We could literally have had one exam at a time, with an exam supervisor in every class room and sports/assembly room across the school and 2 metres between everyone.
Social distancing 100% respected.
Captain hindsight, I know. But I'm not @educationgovuk.
In March WE KNEW:
▪️Social Distancing = 2m
▪️Inequalities between schools made funding online tools in deprived areas urgent
▪️Having to cancel exams last minute is better than the elitist guesswork we'd end up at otherwise
And yes, I realise now that I should be ashamed of myself for not saying "2020 hindsight" right there. If there was ever a moment to say it...

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LEARN TO COOK! - Lee Anderson
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(see below for proof)
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Will our media mention this? Image
OK I'm gonna have to do a video on this shit.
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