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Archive for February 2008

The re-creation of the Victorian class divide in education

Wednesday, J February 2008

The Guardian reported on 1st February that 85% of white boys from poor backgrounds leave school without attaining five good GCSE’s, that “White boys in disadvantaged areas are the lowest performing group of pupils in schools after the small population of Traveller children”, whereas “nearly half of their wealthier classmates in England hit the government’s target of five GCSE’s at grades A* to C, including English and Maths” (link).