Tory MPs accused of adding fuel to ‘culture war’ in education report

Conservative-dominated committee warns schools could be breaking the law by promoting terms like ‘white privilege’

White working-class pupils have been let down by decades of neglect in the English education system, according to a controversial MPs’ report which warns that schools could be breaking the law by promoting “divisive” terminology like “white privilege”.

MPs on the Conservative-dominated Commons education committee examined why poor white children underperform compared to other disadvantaged groups, and rejected the government’s view that poverty is solely to blame.

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