We are the party of mobility and enterprise. But we are also the party of community and belonging. What is it to be – roots or wings?
Such qualifications offer a pathway to secure employment with less debt, but public attitudes don’t recognise their value.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
T Levels are a much-needed addition, but they should not be the only option for the 16-year-old not wishing to take A levels. Save the BTEC.
Free Schools spotted a gap in the market and provided a solution to fill it. This initiative has the potential to do the same.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
One way in which we can achieve this is by formally splitting courses into three categories.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
For a country deep in debt, lofty thoughts are not enough to justify such huge numbers of students doing things that don’t help them economically,
Too often, discussions about the sector generate more heat than light – and the light falls in the wrong place. We can do better.
Sending pupils early into academic and vocational pathways would allow too many schools to lower their sights and expecations.
There are now so many of them that the degree itself has less impact on employability – this ensuring that they become less economically valuable.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.