Warning over segregation in England’s schools

The BBC is reporting that…

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research.

More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge, found.

It says almost a third of primary and a quarter of secondary schools are segregated along socio-economic lines.

Jon Yates, director of The Challenge, said: “At a local and national level, government needs to commit to doing much more to reduce school segregation.”

Responding to the findings, a Department for Education spokesman said: “We expect all schools to promote social integration and the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for different faiths and beliefs.”

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