His speech contained many sensible initiatives – but ministers should not be led astray by illusory shortcuts.
Posts Tagged: Technical schools
Edward Peck: The Government is right to set its sights on technical education. But it needs serious investment too.
A piecemeal and half-hearted approach to funding skills-based education and training has undermined serious progress in this area for decades.
Neil O’Brien: How we can win support from younger voters – and turn our present strength into an enduring majority
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
Practical skills such as bricklaying, electrical work, carpentry, and plumbing, can be taught alongside GCSEs.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Fresh thinking on vocational and technical education is a good start, but fundamental questions about higher education and the state’s role in it remain.
Graham Brady: Let technical and vocational schools fulfil their potential by allowing them to select
Tailoring teaching to children’s needs and interests works in every type of education. Why restrict the benefits of selection?
It is funded at a lower level than schools, and yet is expected to put right much that has gone wrong. Technical courses need higher esteem.
Scott Kelly: Technical education is still too narrow, and flaws in the apprenticeship levy are hindering progress
The Government must act now, or risk a generation of school leavers missing out on the opportunity to acquire technical skills.
WATCH: “This is proceeding at the proper pace” – Hinds denies that he is pushing too fast on T-levels
“We started this process a couple of years ago, there’s still two years and four months before teaching will begin”, the Education Secretary argues.
Robert Halfon: Ministers should value the Open University no less than Oxbridge. And the latter should open up to apprenticeships.
What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
“That means equality of access to an academic university education, and a much greater focus on the technical alternatives too.”
Nadhim Zahawi: Unfussily, quietly and impressively, Hammond’s Budget has prepared the ground for national recovery
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
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