Monday, July 10, 2017

Pervasive culture of racism persists in schools - POLITICS

Originally published: July 7, 2017

Racial discrimination is deep-rooted, endemic and institutionalised in the education system and is blighting the lives and careers of BME teachers and damaging the futures of children and young people, a new report published today warns.

Visible Minorities, Invisible Teachers, published jointly by NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union with the Runnymede Trust, sets out the current challenges faced by teachers from BME backgrounds and sets out a series of actions which need to be taken by all involved in the education system to address racism.

The research highlights that BME teachers continue to experience discrimination and harassment as well as greater barriers to pay progression and career progression.