The Guardian berättar om förlorarna i Englands skolsystem:
Scores from national tests taken by hundreds of thousands of 11-year-olds this summer, known as Sats, show that just 52.6% of boys on free school meals – a key indicator of poverty – obtained level four, the standard expected of children in their last year of primary school. At this level in English, children are able to write a proper sentence using commas, while at level four in maths they can tackle basic mental arithmetic.
Some 74.7% of boys who are not on free school meals reach this target – a gap of 22.1 percentage points. Figures taken for boys and girls together show a gap of 21.3 percentage points. Overall, 55.8% of pupils on free school meals obtained level four, compared to 77.1% from wealthier homes. The figures are at a similar level to last year.
Jag är lite fredagstrött och tänker inte ta fram den stora retoriken – men jag tror inte att de har blivit söndercurlade under sin skoltid. Det måste finnas bättre förklaringar än ”antipluggkultur”.