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UK, schools teaching ‘white privilege’ harm poor students

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According to MEPs, white children disadvantaged in British schools “feel nothing but privilege when it comes to education”.

British MPs in the UK say schools that teach pupils “white privilege” could be violating the law, as it would create a huge problem for those most in need of help.

According to a report by the Municipal Education Commission, children from white working-class families are among the worst-performing in the country, lagging behind children of other races, and the notion of “white privilege” can contribute to the neglect that these children have been facing for decades.

At the same time, the report indicated that such ideas could violate the Equality Act 2010.

The President said, “Until now, the Department of Education (DfE) has been reluctant to acknowledge the specific challenges the white working class is facing, let alone do anything to address this chronic social injustice. This must stop now…”. Robert Halfon Commission. “We also urgently need to move away from addressing racial disparity with divisive notions such as ‘white privilege’ pitting one group against another.”

According to reports, tests among five-year-olds showed that only 53% of poorer white British pupils meet expected developmental standards, one of the lowest scores of any disadvantaged racial group.

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With respect to GCSE, 17.7% of poor white students in UK schools achieve a grade 5 or above (equivalent to a C, with 9 being the highest grade and 4 being a pass mark) in English and Mathematics, versus 22.5% of poor pupils of all races.

The picture is a bit bleak in British universities, where only 16% of white students come from working-class backgrounds. This is the lowest score for any ethnic group other than travelers.

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