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White privilege and critical race theory in schools: what’s the problem?

Today on social media we shared the Education Committee’s report “The forgotten: how White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it.” The report shows how White British pupils eligible for free school meals persistently underperform compared with peers in other ethnic groups, from early years through to higher education. The statistics …


Summer Bulletin 2021 Out Now!

Welcome to the summer bulletin! It’s great that we actually have some summer weather to coincide with this edition, and we hope that all our supporters are getting an opportunity to enjoy the splendid sunshine while it lasts! Whatever the British weather has in store, we are delighted to be able to say with confidence …


Bulletin180: Winter 2020

Welcome to our Winter Bulletin! We hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to receiving any comments or questions about the concerns raised in this issue. Please email any comments to our Communications and PR Officer lucy.marsh@familyeducationtrust.org.uk In this issue… A Dark Day for Parents in Scotland In November, the Scottish courts passed a …


Factsheet – The Lone Parent Trap

Download pdf The Lone-Parent Trap: How the Welfare System Discourages Marriage May 2002 There is a conundrum at the heart of welfare policy in Britain. The government and most people declare support for stable family relationships; they also recognize that two-parent families provide the best life chances for children and the best chance to avoid …


Factsheet – How do fathers fit In?

Download pdf This factsheet is based on the findings of social science, which is primarily concerned with what works best on average. Many individuals will be striving to make the best of a difficult situation and social science does not seek to diminish the importance or sincerity of their efforts. In an open society, however, …


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