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Blunkett: Seek inspiration from immigrant children

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David Blunkett , who has recently been appointed chair of the David Ross Education Trust suggested British parents should send their children to study alongside immigrant children to get them more excited about learning. He said it would help British children improve their ”commitment to learning.” because he said most migrant families recognise the value of education as "the lifeline to liberation of talent".

The latest statistic from the Department of Education show that the performance of white boys in schools are still poor, with nearly half not hitting the Government's target to pass the basic General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi, mixed race and black African pupils all do better in the exam league tables.

"Not all but most immigrant families understand that education is the lifeline to liberation of talent and to overcoming inequality and to personal fulfillment and success," said the former education secretary.

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