‘Sickening’ racism still found in schools across Scotland

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“The biggest concern for me was the fact that we have got professional teachers in schools in Scotland who exhibit blatant racism.”

Those were the damning words from Ken Muir, chief executive of the General Teaching Council for Scotland last week.

In an exclusive interview with Tes Scotland, Muir said that he was “sickened” by much of what he had heard from teachers in recent months.

He recalled the case of one probationer who wanted to quit teaching after being subjected to racist comments from pupils and staff.

And, sadly, the story isn’t an uncommon one, according to Muir. He says too ...

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