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Minorities werefailed either way;Letter;Opinion

UNLIKE Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (TES, June 18), I don't believe that Margaret Thatcher's attack on the Inner London Education Authority in the 1980s was primarily to decimate anti-racist and multicultural education. Rather it was to expose the scandalously low standards which ensured that the many ethnic minorities in these schools failed to achieve their full potential: a view enthusiastically pursued by New Labour.

Stan Labovitch 138 Vale Road Windsor, Berkshire

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