NEWS.WHITE BOYS ARE 'LEFT BEHIND' AT SENIOR SCHOOL
WHITE boys from the poorest homes make less progress at secondary school than any other group, it was claimed yesterday.
A Government report found they suffered through lack of ambition, a low opinion of their own abilities and did not complete homework.
The research warned of a gaping gap·ing
Deep and wide open: a gaping wound; a gaping hole.
Adj. divide between the academic achievement of poor white pupils and their peers from wealthier homes.
Dr Steve Strand at Warwick University, who did the study, said: "White British boys in general but particularly from low socio-economic classification homes made the poorest progress."
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