Teachers could 'blind mark' pupils' work in an attempt to raise exam scores of children from ethnic minorities.
The controversial plans are designed to reduce inequalities between races. Under the proposals, teachers would not know the identities of pupils when marking their work.Why aren’t the teaching unions going berserk about this? And just who could possibly come up with such a stupid pl…
Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat party and Deputy Prime Minister, is believed to be in support of the policy.
It is believed Liberal Democrat communities minister, Andrew Stunell, along with Clegg, want to introduce the policies soon despite opposition from other ministers.Opposition, presumably, from ministers who don’t have their heads up their backsides?
A study by education watchdog Ofsted in 1999 showed that children with African or Asian-sounding names were likely to be given lower marks of up to 12 per cent in some cases.I tried to look up this ‘study’ to see what it really says, but couldn't find it. Did they test this with the same work, re-named? Or is there more to it?
A senior Whitehall source told The Guardian: 'We waited a long time to get the integration strategy out the door, but we're now keen to get on with the job of implementing it.
'A lot of the projects supported by the integration strategy have slipped by under most people's radars, but Andrew is keen that we turn up the volume and speak out much more often and much louder on race issues.'Oh, good! You aren’t quite yet unelectable enough.
But you soon will be…