Enlist everyone to fight racism;Letter
If he has an institutional interest in saying this, why does he assume that resources needed to support citizenship teaching and learning would be at his expense?
We must all pull together. Anti-racism needs schools, youth workers and voluntary bodies, for none of them alone can cure the blight without considering attitudes of some public authorities, sections of the press and the facts of poverty and deprivation.
Moreover, his sniping at a citizenship curriculum could be ill-informed. "Too much freight attached to it"? Better to wait for two weeks to argue that one. For he names some freight unlikely to be attached in any great weight in the consultation document, and he ignores the already announced thrust towards active learning for citizenship in the community -which will in future swell the ranks of his volunteers and the experience of his staff.
Chair of the advisory group on the teaching of citizenship (1997-98)
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