Submitted by Noel Gordon on Tuesday 10th January 2023
Published on Monday 23rd January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 23rd July 2023
Current Signatures: 35
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Apologise ~ Black ~ Britain ~ Children ~ Compensation ~ country ~ Create ~ Education ~ Faith ~ Historic ~ Hundreds ~ Justices ~ manufacturing ~ migrants ~ NHS ~ Public Sector ~ retail ~ Scheme ~ Schools ~ system ~ The Government ~ The NHS ~ Transport ~ Windrush ~ Windrush generation
Justice for children incorrectly labelled "educationally subnormal" in 1960s/70s
In the 1960s and 70s, hundreds of black children were labelled as "educationally subnormal," and wrongly sent to schools for pupils who were deemed to have low intelligence. We want the Government to apologise to those affected, and create a scheme to financially compensate them.
During the era of the arrival of the Windrush Generation - who saw Britain as the mother country, and many of whom worked tirelessly for the NHS, manufacturing, retail, transport, business, and the public sector - they had faith and confidence in the education system as they Hundreds of children that were born in Britain or came as migrants were wrongly classified as "educationally subnormal". The Government should apologise for the historic failings that permitted this, and provide financial compensation to those affected
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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