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Black pupils should get extra help so they progress faster than their classmates, a government report says.
The strategy paper says all schools have a duty to narrow the achievement gap under the Race Relations Act.
Black pupils do worse than white ones even when class is accounted for - 25% of black Caribbean boys got five good GCSEs, compared to 43.5% of white boys.
Institutional racism, the report claims, is the most destructive element in the education of black children.
Originally posted by DYepes
Well historically, the nations whos cultures have develepd from African descent have been more exploited, culturally descimated and held back by the European powers after the Renaissance. And when an entire culture is forcefully deprived from developing for several centuries, it takes time for the individuals of that culture to ctach up.
asian and Indian cultures never faced the cultural attacks on the same level as those from the African cultures. Indeed they were occupied and exploited, but history shows that those from Africa were intentionally targeted, attacked, and exploited much much worse than those in the Eastern cultures. the Asians already had power enough to counter the western influence complete and total domination, although they were still exploited to an extent.
Given enough time with equality, (only been about a century and a half) the playing field will be mostly leveled out. Asians and Indian kids tend to do better than the Western caucasian because overall (going merely by statistics here) as a result of not having as easy access to the media which tends to reduce the IQ of our children.
I understand none of this should have anything to do with race or nationality, I just thought it would be prudent to point out and not ignore the probable reasons for these alleged statistical anomalies/results/observatiosn of pupils from differing cultures that are a direct result of the past segments of history. Now that we are working together as people to eliminate these barriers, all the cultures will eventually have equal footing in the world. It just takes time man... thats all.
In the UK, asian kids, particularly those of Indian descent/origin are the highest achievers.
White kids come next,
black kids are at the bottom.
Originally posted by dbates
There are two possible options. Blacks are actually less developed mentally. That is they have less brain power than whites. The other option is that blacks have damaging social attributes that hinder students. I'm betting on the social culture aspect because I don't see how blacks can be considered less intelligent simply on a physical aspect.
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
Skyfloating, I would tend to disagree with you on this one.
It is black kids that fail in the education system.
It is not education that fails black kids.
Originally posted by budski
Except in the UK there is now a learn by rote system designed to help pupils pass exams, rather than teaching them how to think.