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Posts Tagged: Higher education
If not we risk failing to empower people to train or upskill for good jobs, and losing the economic growth our nation needs.
Never mind that such a person would never pay off what they owe: the eye-watering fact is that interest itself becomes 68 per cent of the total debt.
Gavin Williamson: Skills, jobs and freedom. My priorities for this week’s Queen’s Speech – and the year ahead.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
Robert Halfon: I disagree with our Minister. Schools should focus on preparing pupils for work – not the acquisition of knowledge.
As our labour market thunders towards the digital age, we must urgently reconsider how we can support the skills most needed.
Jonathan Clark: In the post-pandemic world, both teacher assessments and public exams will fade away
The second in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
Some of the criticisms that have been thrown at the scheme can only be described as inaccurate, misrepresentations.
Rama Thirunamachandran: Modern universities and their graduates are a necessity, not a luxury, in a post-Covid Britain
These institutions play a vital role – despite what commentators, and sometimes politicians, say.
Judging by its social media activity, the National Union of Students’ main current focus is ‘decolonising the curriculum’.
Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
A sensible national conversation about the quality of degrees needs a proper system of assessment. That won’t be simple or cheap.
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Doug Stokes: We need urgent action to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds get into university
White British boys face steep challenges to access – but some institutions seem too focused on ‘white privilege’ to notice.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.