‘Tone-deaf’ ministers reject BAME review of English curriculum

Exclusive: schools minister rejects proposal by cross-party MPs for more black input into history syllabus

Calls for a review to add more black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) history to the English national curriculum have been turned down by the government, the Guardian has learned.

Nick Gibb, the schools minister, said there were no plans to hold a review of the syllabus after 30 cross-party politicians wrote a letter demanding that black historians and leaders be asked to offer revisions to what is taught, as well as new topic ideas.

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