Playing politics more important than educating boys

White boys ‘need local lessons’

Schools need to be able to vary the curriculum locally to give working class white boys a sense of identity and raise achievement, teachers say.

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One delegate said liberal-minded people had stopped highlighting white boys’ problems for fear of lending weight to the arguments of right wing politicians.

Inner London teacher John Puckrin said most of the jobs lost in communities destroyed by Britain’s de-industrialisation had involved male workers.

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