British official: Segregated classes could help some black students

03/7/2005 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

In Britain, Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, created a stir when, during a BBC interview, he suggested that placing black boys in separate classes could perhaps help solve black children's lack of self-esteem and minimize the achievement gap. Last year, 27.3% of black Caribbean boys in England scored at least five C grades on the GCSE, compared with the national average of 52.3%.

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