Saturday, 2 February 2008

Working class boys: failing

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.)
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.

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