Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Schools: 'promote race relations or close'

Schools: 'promote race relations or close' | Uk News | News | Telegraph: "The Commission for Racial Equality has warned that Britain's segregated schools are 'a ticking time bomb waiting to explode'.

The new guidance said: 'Every school - whatever its intake and wherever it is located - is responsible for educating children and young people who will live and work in a country which is diverse in terms of culture, faith, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

'The staff and pupil populations of some schools reflect this diversity, allowing pupils to mix with those from different backgrounds.

'Others do not, and need to make links with other schools and organisations in order to give their pupils the opportunity to mix with and learn with, from and about those from different backgrounds.'

According to latest figures, about one in eight children in English schools now speak English as a second language and numbers have soared over the past 10 years."

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