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A playground row has broken out between the Department for Education and some of the region's leading academics, about the best way to educate our youngest children.
In a letter published today by the Daily Telegraph, 130 education experts have urged the government to delay formal education until children are seven years old - saying that they risk being tested too much too young.
Click below to see a full interview with David Whitebread from the University of Cambridge:
Academics from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University have told the government they believe formal education for young children is damaging.
They argue play-time is an opportunity for children to have fun, and say it should last until they are 6 or 7 years old.
Sara Knight, lecturer in early education at Anglia Ruskin University.