Tuesday, 8 May 2007

All-white schools to be forced to find multi-ethnic twins

Ed: More constructive innovation from our masters. Listen to their latest proposals here.

All-white schools will be legally obliged to twin with multi-ethnic schools as part of a new government drive to promote better community relations.

Ministers are placing a new responsibility on all schools to promote "community cohesion" between racial and religious groups. But the move, announced yesterday, was condemned by headteachers' leaders last night as "unnecessary" and "bureaucratic".

Under guidance published by the Department for Education and Skills today, schools will have a legal duty from September "to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between different groups". Read more.

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