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Lib Dem Race Equality Task Force Report

Lib Dem Race Equality Task Force Report

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A Liberal Democrat report produced by the party’s race equality taskforce and commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, which was launched, Saturday 1 June.

The report contains 30 recommendations to tackle race discrimination in education and employment and comes after a year of hearings with experts in Westminster, and includes a foreword by Nick Clegg.
A Liberal Democrat report produced by the party’s race equality taskforce and commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, which was launched, Saturday 1 June.

The report contains 30 recommendations to tackle race discrimination in education and employment and comes after a year of hearings with experts in Westminster, and includes a foreword by Nick Clegg.

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Published by: Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats on Jun 02, 2013
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As Professor Gus John1

told the Task Force, education is a fundamental human right. It is not
a privilege to be granted on the basis of social class, racial or ethnic origin, wealth, religion
and belief, age, sex or physical ability. Education is not just for acquiring high grade
examination results, equipping people with skills for the workplace, or for positioning the
nation to be high up in the global league table of economic competitiveness.

It is for developing in people the skills and competences to take control of their own lives
and to function as responsible social citizens, demanding and safeguarding their own rights,
having due regard to and respect for the rights of others, and embracing their
responsibilities to themselves, their families and to society.

In state-funded primary schools 27.6% of pupils (of compulsory school age and above) are
classified as being of minority ethnic origin, an increase from 26.5% in 2011. In state-funded
secondary schools 23.2% of pupils (of compulsory school age and above) are classified as
being of minority ethnic origin, an increase from 22.2% in 2011.

In this section, the Task Force looks at education from two perspectives: the pupils and
students and their families, and the teaching staff.

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