It is a privilege among those who can afford it. The poster itself illustrates a cycle involving the factors of education, race, employment and poverty. Given that education is an important capital to have decent jobs in order to support the daily standards of living, the ethnic minority of Britain is continuously repeating the history of their situations. The opportunity to have better lives is not given to the minority groups. Poverty embraces the ethnic minority in Britain because of the fact that inequality still remains even in the face of educational system.
In this regard, this essay will serve as a supporting evidence for the visual presentation of the educational system in Britain. Since not all issues on education system in Britain can be captured by the poster, the goal of this paper is to help elucidate in details the points illustrated by the poster.
Ashtana (2010) stated that how British pupils will succeed at school is still based on the factors contributing to inequality such as gender, class as well as race. There are various studies that support the persistent relationship between education and gender (Fergusson and Horwood, 1997; Hillman and Rothman, 2003), between the education and class (Shavit and Bossfeld, 1993; Breen, 2005; Breen and Jonsson, 2005; Pfeffer, 2008), and between education and race (Zeus, 2007; Mizra, 2006).
The differences in gender in relation to educational achievement is explained by the biological differences in behaviour, skills and cognitive abilities which are all influenced and shaped by genetics, hormones as well as brain organisation (Gibb, Fergusson and Horwood, 2008: 64). Gibb, Fergusson and Horwood (2008: 74) suggested that male is at a disadvantageous position in the educational attainment since age of 8 and continues onwards. However, educational achievement is not explained by gender alone for it can be influenced by other factors like social class and race as