Wednesday, May 03, 2006

1 in 5 Primary School Children in England are from an ethnic minority

From the Daily Telegraph 28.4.2006:

* The Department of Education (DOE) reported on 27.4.2006 the biggest single (year on year) increase for a decade in the number of children from ethnic backgrounds. News of the rise came just a week after the Office for National Statistics said that immigration was running at “historically high levels”.

The DOE said that of the 6.7 million school pupils in England – 18.7% were in the ethnic category – compared to 11% in 1996. The number of children speaking languages other than English at home has shot up from 7.5% in 1996 to 11% in 2006 (the DOE confirmed).

In the DOE annual statistical bulletin the following statement is made “In maintained primary schools the percentage of pupils who were classified as minority ethnic origin has increased from 19.3% in 2005 to 20.6% in 2006. A similar trend is also apparent in secondary schools.” The report said that more pupils than ever before were speaking English as a second language

White Engiish primary schoolchildren could be a minority 25-30 years time, this is want you get when you vote Labour.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ed said...

Is this a bad thing? I think that children benefit from exposure to other cultures and ethnicities?

I remember when I was a young boy of around 9. I met a black boy for the first time in my life, shook his hand and wondered if his colour would rub off on me! By contrast my children are completely blind to other people's colour. They play, school and generally share their world with so many ethnicities. It's fantastic.

2:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're not white English. So you're only adding to the "problem". Idiot.

12:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you have a link to smashleftwingscum? Do you agree with the postings on that site?
Come on explain.

1:52 pm  

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