Postscript;Letter;News and opinion

10th December 1999 at 00:00
UNDOUBTEDLY black pupils do face particular difficulties, but surely religious and racial segregation in separate schools cannot be the best solution (TES, November 19).

Instead of accepting sectarian and ethnic divisions as inevitable, we should be investing money and training in secular state schools to ensure that they serve all their pupils equally well.

The effects of segregated education in places like Northern Ireland or the southern states of the USA should surely be enough to discourage more state investment in such schools.

Marilyn Mason,

Education officer

British Humanist Association

47 Theobalds Road

London WC1X

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