If the government wants open debate in universities, why stifle it in schools?
Our CEO, Dr Halima Begum, on the Department for Education’s new guidance for England on political impartiality in the classroom.
After the events of the past year, in which Covid has exposed the extent of the structural inequalities facing Black and ethnic minority groups, there could be no more important time to talk about race and racism in the classroom – yet the government proposes limiting these dialogues.
Without a clear understanding of racism, pupils will not be taught to become antiracist citizens and will lack vital knowledge of how race, migration and empire have shaped the UK.
Read the full article with the Guardian.
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