Well, what did you expect?

White working class boys are being left behind because of the “negative impact” of a focus on ethnic minorities and women, a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has said.

Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said cultural change is needed among Britain’s white working class to encourage more young people to strive to succeed.

She told The Spectator magazine white working class boys had been left “at the bottom of the heap”.

She said: “The culture towards migrant families towards education is considerably different to the culture of British families, that’s something I’ve noticed.

Design an education system not for white working class boys and you’ll end up with an education system that doesn’t serve white working class boys well, won’t you?

11 comments on “Well, what did you expect?

  1. Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said cultural change is needed among Britain’s white working class

    “We’ve spent four generations subsidising single motherhood and penalising intact families, and we also invited hordes of shitty foreigners in to consume our resources, so, uh, you better change!”

  2. She said: “The culture towards migrant families towards education is considerably different to the culture of British families, that’s something I’ve noticed.

    You don’t say. With keen observation skills like that no doubt she will have an outstanding political career. However it is interesting that she is tacitly admitting what we all know – the education system does nothing for its students. Either they come from families that push their children or they don’t.

    Can we hang them all yet?

  3. @Richard – While i agree that most education in the UK is poor i’m with SMFS on this one…

    My ex does not push the kids herself but complains about the school not doing enough – Me, I spend time with the kids and help them improve things they struggle with and teach them new things…

    What needs to change in this country is the understanding of Personal Responsibility – most of the UK expect to be looked after rather than looking after themselves…they then also expect their kids to be looked after by someone else…

  4. ZaNu doesn’t give a shite about the white working class because of their support for Fathcher and Brexit.

    What ZaNu is about is trying to keep the votes of the WWC by pretending to give a shite.

  5. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/la-and-school-expenditure-2016-to-2017-financial-year

    Table SFR71/2017
    Table 8. Local Authorities with high percentages of migrant communities receive a lot more in funding per pupil than those without. Tower Hamlets spends about 11% more than the average for inner London, 27% more than the average for London, 44.5% more than the average for England. Some of this is cost of living, but much of it is the premium for second language and poor pupils.

  6. SMFS… ‘The education system does nothing for its students…’

    It CAN transform the lives of many of its students, although I suspect the ‘can’ is teacher dependent. From what I’ve seen of London inner-city schools, the much feted minority students are the beneficiaries of enhanced resources and taught by some of the brightest and best in the profession. The kids in towns such as Grimsby and Yarmouth, aside from their millstone parents, are likely taught by the sort of graduates that can barely read and write themselves – are on a hiding to nothing. The immigrant students in London schools are incentivised by knowing the right qualifications will earn them a passport to high-paying jobs in one of the world’s richest cities. In so-called deprived areas the best students can hope for is minimum wage casual labour. The obvious answer is to increase the number and quality of the teaching staff in under-performing schools in the deprived areas, and that’s never going to happen.

  7. Bernie G
    The solution is pretty simple – stop letting in poor foreigners. They absorb a lot of resources, which could be profitably redirected to the local poor.

    One solution would be that immigrants earning less than 50K, should require 50K or so in a visa fee.

  8. @Bernie G

    You make an interesting point. Is this a problem that affects white working-class kids, or is it a problem that affects the places where those kids disproportionatley live?. Are there stats broken down by region? How do the non-whites do in shit towns where no decent teacher wants to live?

    I was schooled in such a town.. but back then the pit was only recently closed so the descent of the local working class whites was still in progress. 20 years later and it’s feral. The people I was at school with were the ones who suddenly had nowhere to go, and now they’re the parents (and grandparents, lolz) busy not giving a fuck. I wouldn’t want to teach those kids.. and with decent teachers able to work in good places, I don’t see why any of them would either.

    But if white kids underperform relative to brown kids of comparable ‘status’ all over, there’s plenty else driving it.

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