Britain’s divided schools: a disturbing portrait of inequality

The statistics are stark: boys are slipping behind girls in 11 out of 13 learning categories by the age of five; children from the poorest families are half as likely to achieve good GCSEs; black pupils of Caribbean descent are three times more likely to be excluded; four out of five young people with special needs are being bullied; between a quarter and a third of Muslim women have no qualifications.

After decades of reform, during which governments have tried desperately to address the social fault lines in British education, the problems persist.

full story here http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/oct/10/britains-divided-school-system-report

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