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How to help black boys afraid of ‘acting white’

Underperforming British Caribbean schoolchildren could learn a lot from their African immigrant peers

22 August 2015

9:00 AM

22 August 2015

9:00 AM

A black head teacher told me a story of his early days at a failing inner-city school. The job was a thankless one and everybody was waiting anxiously for the arrival of the new ‘super-head’ (the school had gone through three leaders in two years). In the playground it was leaked that the new head was an old-school type from Jamaica.

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Dr Tony Sewell is chief executive of the charity Generating Genius.

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