‘Hull kids have the complete opposite of’ Furious Johnson on GB News ‘privilege about class’ | United Kingdom

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‘Hull kids have the complete opposite of’ Furious Johnson on GB News ‘privilege about class’ | United Kingdom


Following a report by Congressman Robert Halfon who described how more than 900,000 white working-class children underachieve in schools compared to other disadvantaged children of ethnic origin, the former minister of Home Affairs and Labor MP Alan Johnson wondered why this was happening. He criticized the concept of white privilege and instead explained how the focus should be on social class and not race.

Johnson said: “It has more to do with social proximity than with racial ethnicity.
“I don’t know where this term white privilege comes from. “

He added: “To get a report from a select committee in the news like this you have to give it a slogan and I think white privilege helped do that.

“I have never heard the term used anywhere in education and I doubt it will be used now. “

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He stressed, “It’s about social class… it’s about the early years. ”
Mr Johnson explained how in childhood “there is a disparity between a bright child from a poor working class family, his chances in life are diminishing, compared to a less bright child from a more privileged.

“It doesn’t start when they’re ten or fifteen… it starts when they’re about 18 months old!

“These first years are crucial.

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He added: “Let’s be honest, this is a dedicated report, dedicated to supporting some of the most disadvantaged students in the country!

“And the Labor Party voted against this report. Apparently because of the two-page section on ‘white privilege’. “

This stems from the fact that terms such as ‘white privilege’ may have contributed to the ‘systemic neglect’ of more than 900,000 working-class white pupils who need support in British schools, according to MEPs.

The Commons Education Select Committee said schools should consider whether promoting such “politically controversial” terminology complies with their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

It comes as the report underscored how seriously disadvantaged white students have been disappointed with “muddled” political thinking and the Department of Education (DfE) has failed to recognize the extent of the problem, according to the report.

MPs made a series of recommendations to improve the performance of working-class white students, including finding “a better way to talk about racial disparities” to avoid pitting different groups against each other. The committee agreed with the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities that discourse around the term “white privilege” can be “divisive”.

A strong network of family centers should be established across the country to boost parental engagement and mitigate the effects of multigenerational disadvantage, according to the report.

He said funding must be locally appropriate, that initiatives must focus on attracting good teachers to difficult areas and that professional training and learning opportunities must be encouraged.

The report points out that 47% of white UK pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSMs) did not reach the level of development expected by the end of the Early Years founding stage in 2018/19 – around 28,000 children.

In 2019, only 17.7% of white UK WSF-eligible students achieved at least a good grade (5th grade or above) in English and Mathematics on the GCSE, compared to 22.5% of all WSF-eligible students. This equates to almost 39,000 students.

The committee found these disparities particularly striking because whites constitute the ethnic majority in the country – and yet white British WSF-eligible students are the largest disadvantaged group.

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