Government figures show only 15% of white working class boys in England got five good GCSEs including maths and English last year.
Among white boys from more affluent homes - 45% achieved that level of qualification.
Poorer pupils from Indian and Chinese backgrounds fared much better - with 36% and 52% making that grade respectively.
Saturday, 2 February 2008
A report from the BBC online, entitled "White working class boys failing." This fits with the course focus on post-Empire masculinity. (Note that BBC is no longer a conservative voice: it is definitely to the left of the Labour Party, for instance.)