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Race and Education

Peter Newsam

The story I have to tell is not a particularly cheerful one. Discrimination on grounds of ethnic origin - racial discrimination - is widespread. The evidence for it is well established by research, by the investigations of Commissions and by what we see in front of our eyes in our cities. Teachers, principals, inspectors and politicians all declare themselves concerned about the levels of discrimination in society at large and are committed to doing something about this within the schools and colleges through which all young people pass.

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