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Boys into Books

Deprived white boys inspired by ripping yarns, Ofsted says - Times Online

White boys from deprived backgrounds need action-packed stories about danger or sport to inspire them in lessons, Ofsted, the education regulator, said yesterday.

They do worse at school than any other group, which has increased concerns that white, working-class boys are becoming an educational underclass.

A good dose of daring do stories and less Barney we all love everyone tosh - a starting point would be for every school library to take out a subscription to Commando Magazine - that would make the librarian choke on her Muesli sandwich!

The Government has produced a list of 160 books they recommend for boys - here


Errr, aren't we supposed to be trying to bring them up to be normal, civilised people?

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