The Guardian clears the decks to run a long, long essay by Bernard Coard on under-achievement by black pupils in British schools. I did a double-take at first: Coard was one of the Marxist revolutionaries jailed after the murder of Maurice Bishop, Grenada's answer to Fidel Castro. Still in prison on the island, Coard is apparently awaiting the results of an appeal.
It looks to me as if his piece recycles plenty of Old Left mantras. The Guardian's editors are clearly impressed, however. (Shades of George Jackson?) I'll wait to hear what a hard-headed educationalist such as Tony Sewell has to say about it.
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