The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
Posts Tagged: Universities and Skills
Daniel Rossall-Valentine: Tech now underpins prosperity in every sector – so to thrive, we need more engineers
The UK is very well-placed to make the most of a technological boom age – except for one great and persisting tech weakness: a shortage of trained people.
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
Rachel Wolf: The Birmingham schools gay relationships row. Religious conservatives won’t like it, but government must take a stand.
You can’t ignore the existence of couples and families that you’ve actively supported in legislation.
He’s a respected, experienced former Chief Whip – without the baggage of having sat around the Cabinet table during the past three years.
Alison Wolf: The Augar Review takes productivity, Industrial Strategy and skills seriously. Will the new Prime Minister listen?
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
The Government should not be heaping what amount to extra taxes on those just getting by. For progressive change, ministers must look elsewhere.
Robert Halfon: Does May’s selfish machine care at all about the Party’s future – or the thousand plus councillors who lost their seats?
We are heading towards a 1997-type defeat unless we make fundamental and radical changes to our machinery and to our policies.
Nick Hillman: Don’t be swayed by the outrage. Treating EU students like other non-British students makes sense.
There are real problems with the Government’s general approach to international students. But morally and economically, this decision is the right one.
Chris Skidmore: Military personnel, veterans and their families deserve better access to Higher Education
We are providing funding to help service leavers to go to university, and scholarships for the children of those killed on duty.
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
Our new Covenant establishes a set of principles to guide private, public, and third-sector organisations who want to help.
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.
Mark Harper: Here are the reforms we need to make to the Apprenticeship Levy, Further Education and student funding
Shifting the focus to FE is not only the right thing to do, but would send a powerful message.
Future of Education 3) Calvin Robinson: Leave the curriculum alone, and focus on quality of delivery
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.