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Tell it like it is in Manchester

by Gaverne Bennett
Issue No. 2130

Around 100 teachers, parents, and children braved the Manchester rain to listen to contributors to the book “Tell It Like It Is – How our schools fail black children” on Monday of last week.

Speakers included editor Brian Richardson, Peter Hicks, and Damian Griffith of the North West Cultural Association.

There was a lively discussion with teachers explaining how they had managed to counter racism at their schools and parents recounting their experiences with their children in the school system.

A booklet for parents and carers was launched with the aim of giving confidence to parents, children, schools, and teachers alike in dealing with the issue of the disproportionate underachievement and exclusions of black children.


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Tue 2 Dec 2008, 18:43 GMT
Issue No. 2130
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