“Institutional racism” holds Asian and black teachers back from progressing in careers


By Reena Kumar “Institutional racism” still plays a key part in hindering Asian and black teachers from progressing in their careers, a new report has found. The poll conducted by the Runnymede Trust, also revealed that the government’s Prevent strategy was placing an additional burden on Asian and Muslim teachers. Black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in the UK said they were often saddled with stereotypical roles in schools and wanted more support from senior staff in handling incidents of racism. The study commissioned by the National Union of Teachers, (NUT) polled over 1,000 teachers from minority backgrounds who said…

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