Rejected petition Reform GCSE English curriculum to reduce the dominance of eurocentrism

In light of the BLM movement I want the government to urge exam boards to reform GCSE English exam syllabuses to include a more ethnically diverse selection of authors' works. As a whole, this country is particularly diverse therefore what is taught in this country's schools should reflect that.

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It is important to stress that despite the recent introduction of Asian British authors (more so in OCR) into the curriculum there is still a prevailing lack of Black British authors in the GCSE English curriculum. This subliminally upholds the "model minority myth" which suggests that the Asian minority is intelligent and hard-working whereas the Black minority is idle and ignorant. This could dissuade young POC (especially black people in this case) to pursue further studies in that field.

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