Defiance In Dewsbury

In September 1987 a group of white parents in Dewsbury opted to teach their children in a pub rather than accept places at a predominantly Asian school.

Former BBC Education Correspondent Wendy Jones returns to find out what happened to those youngsters.

The story is highly relevant to today's education system in which choice and diversity are sometimes felt to be at odds with cohesion and integration.

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2007091720080111 (R4)Wendy Jones recalls a group of parents who took their children out of state education.

In September 1987 a group of white parents in Dewsbury opted to teach their children in a pub rather than accept places at a predominantly Asian school. Former BBC Education Correspondent Wendy Jones returns to find out what happened to those youngsters.

The story is highly relevant to today's education system in which choice and diversity are sometimes felt to be at odds with cohesion and integration.

2007091720080111
20080111In September 1987, a group of white parents in Dewsbury opted to teach their children in a pub rather than accept places at a predominantly Asian school. Former BBC education correspondent Wendy Jones returns to find out what happened to those youngsters.

The story is highly relevant to today's education system in which choice and diversity are sometimes felt to be at odds with cohesion and integration.

""In September 1987, a group of white parents in Dewsbury opted to teach their children in a pub rather than accept places at a predominantly Asian school. Former BBC education correspondent Wendy Jones returns to find out what happened to those youngsters.

The story is highly relevant to today's education system in which choice and diversity are sometimes felt to be at odds with cohesion and integration."