Equity & Diversity Opinion

British Debate on Gender, Race and Class

By Richard Whitmire — January 04, 2011 1 min read
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What interests me about this unique focus coming out of Britain is my hunch that we’d find something similar if we ever looked for it in this country.

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By the age of 16, only 23% of white boys eligible for free school meals achieved five or more GCSE exams at grade C or better, in subjects including English and maths. This was a significantly worse success rate than for all other poor pupils on free school meals, among whom 34% achieved the target of five good grades, which is regarded as the benchmark for further study and employment.

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