"More than one in 10 five-year-olds are already at risk of disengaging from education when they start school, according to a think tank report. A study of 15,000 young children by Demos found 11.5% begin school without the behavioural skills they need to learn or to build friendships. The study comes ahead of figures out later on young people not in education, employment or training - Neets. Early intervention at the nursery stage is needed, the report argues."
No surprise, coming from Demos. It would take a stick of dynamite up its collective arse to budge it from its preconceived worship of big brother, big nanny, fabian government. Whatever Demos investigates, it will discover a problem requiring more government intervention at an ever-earlier stage. Children at nursery age are now the proposed target. It never occurs to them to question whether the problem is caused by English children being forced into state schooling earlier than any other country. Maybe the reason 11.5% of five-year-olds, by your measure, are not ready for school, is because they are only five years old! Perhaps if you looked into it a little more, you'd find out that the ones that were born in August were more likely to be unprepared than those born the previous September?
Demos want to bind these little children's minds, like the Chinese used to bind the little girls feet. LEAVE THEM ALONE, YOU CUNTISH CONTROL FREAK SCUM.