Magazine article Public Finance

Ethnic Education Help Fund 'Needs Overhaul'

Magazine article Public Finance

Ethnic Education Help Fund 'Needs Overhaul'

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A flagship education fund set up to improve ethnic minority attainment is failing and must be overhauled, experts have warned.

The Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant is intended to counter educational disadvantage across minority groups. But, according to research by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank, it has had a limited impact.

'We all need to ensure that pupils' life chances are not restricted by ethnic or immigrant background. Emag was trying to achieve that, but has failed on some levels,' report author and IPPR researcher Sarah Kyambi told Public Finance.

Senior teachers and academics believe the Emag system, set up by the Department for Education and Skills in 1999, is not responsive enough to different needs across Britain's school population. …

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