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The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

The War on Equality

Some facts in Black and White

David Gillborn

Professor of Critical Race Studies in Education

Institute of Education, London


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

“Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and apart from the mainstream.  We’ve failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong.  We’ve even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run completely counter to our values.”

David Cameron, Munich Security Conference, February 2011


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

“So, when a white person holds objectionable views, racist views for instance, we rightly condemn them.  But when equally unacceptable views or practices come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious frankly – frankly, even fearful – to stand up to them.”

David Cameron, Munich Security Conference, February 2011


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

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David Cameron, Munich Security Conference, February 2011


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

Class and Achievement

Five higher grade GCSEs (2007)

Source: Youth Cohort Study, cohort 13, sweep 1,

Analysis by Prof P. Connolly (used with permission)


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

5+ A*-C incl. English & maths by ethnic group (percent, all pupils)

Source: DCSF (2009) Key Stage 4 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2008/09’ (SFR 34/2009) table 2


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

5+ A*-C incl. English & maths by ethnic group (percent, all pupils)

FSM

FSM

FSM

FSM

FSM

FSM

FSM

Source: DCSF (2009) Key Stage 4 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2008/09’ (SFR 34/2009) table 2


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

Achievement by Ethnic Group in Academies, Comparison Schools

and Nationally: England, 2009 (percentages)

Achievement = at least 5 higher grade GCSEs incl Eng. & maths.

Source: DfE (2010) Equalities Impact Assessment: Academies Bill, table 2.


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

Achievement by Ethnic Group in Academies, Comparison Schools

and Nationally: England, 2009 (percentages)

Achievement = at least 5 higher grade GCSEs incl Eng. & maths.

Source: DfE (2010) Equalities Impact Assessment: Academies Bill, table 2.


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

Achievement by Ethnic Group in Academies, Comparison Schools

and Nationally: England, 2009 (percentages)

Achievement = at least 5 higher grade GCSEs incl Eng. & maths.

Source: DfE (2010) Equalities Impact Assessment: Academies Bill, table 2.


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

Permanent Exclusion by Ethnic Group and School Type:

England 2007/2008

Source: DCSF (2010) in Gillborn & Drew (2010): figure 1.


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

Permanent Exclusion by Ethnic Group and School Type:

England 2007/2008

Source: DCSF (2010) in Gillborn & Drew (2010): figure 1.


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

a war on equality?

Exclusion Appeals: no ability to reinstate the pupil

New powers to search pupils


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

  • HELPLINE:

    • 120,000 families helped in 2010

    • Funding ended from July 2011


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

a war on equality?

Exclusion Appeals: no ability to reinstate the pupil

New powers to search pupils

ACE: helpline - funding ended

BME recruitment & retention initiatives – funding ended


The war on equality some facts in black and white david gillborn

5+ A*-C incl. English & maths vs English Bacc

by ethnic group (percent, all pupils)

Indian

White

British

Bl. African

Bangl.

Pak.

Mixed

(Wh/B.C)

Black

Caribbean


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