• Government's 'obsession' with phonics is driven by need to help working-class white boys

    The underperformance of white working-class boys in England’s education system is what has driven the government’s “obsession” with reading and phonics, the schools minister has said. Nick Gibb told a Westminster Hall debate today that a belief that children’s educational background has more of an impact than their social or cultural background¬†was the “essential philosophy”

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