Migration and empire ‘should be taught in English schools’

The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, said last year’s Windrush scandal had exposed a “shocking lack of understanding” at government level about the winding up of the empire. The Guardian reports.

It wants to see a new approach to teaching on the subject in schools, which will ensure all pupils learn about migration and empire, and teachers are properly trained and equipped to deal with the subject effectively and sensitively.

Kimberly McIntosh, Runnymede’s senior policy officer and one of the report’s authors, said: “The influence of migration and empire both to our history and to the richness of British culture is unmistakable. Yet whether students get taught this vital part of our national story is a lottery.”

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