Black working-class pupils unfairly excluded in England, thinktank warns

Two-tier education system criminalises black youth, says Institute of Race Relations

Black working-class young people in England are being unfairly excluded and criminalised by a “two-tier education system”, a thinktank has said.

An focusing on London says government responses to inner-city youth rebellions and moral panics over serious youth violence and knife crime have led to black pupils disproportionately being sent to pupil referral units (PRU) and alternative provision (AP).