NASUWT argues cuts will have negative impact on ethnic minority pupils
03 September 2012
Inequality in educational provision is set to increase for ethnic minority pupils, a research report published today by the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, has found.
Runnymede’s director Rob Berkeley supported the findings, arguing that the Department for Education should introduce a strategy to reduce ethnic minority educational inequalities.
The research highlights that well over a third (37%) of teachers and headteachers who responded to an NASUWT survey reported that resources for ethnic minority achievement and English as an additional language provision were dwindling in their area, with resources being increasingly diverted towards other activities.
Commenting, our director Rob Berkeley said:
"This Government's inattention to persistent racial inequality makes a lie of the claim that 'we are all in this together'.
“The failure to protect the progress that schools, teachers and young people from minority ethnic communities have made over recent years risks leaving another generation of young black and Asian people unable to maximise their potential and their contribution to society.
“We urge the Department for Education to develop a strategy that ensures that young people from marginalised black and minority ethnic communities do not suffer unduly as a result of their reforms."