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.
Posts Tagged: Young People
Michael Tomlinson: I voted Leave. But as MPs leave Westminster this summer, we must look wider than the EU debate – and deliver social justice for Britain.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
Both gave Downing Street the opportunity to assuage their concerns about Chequers, but still found the policy unacceptable.
Mohamed Y Ali: The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London must have a real understanding of defeating crime
The former youth worker and London Assembly member Shaun Bailey could offer hope to disadvantaged communities.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
From schools at one end to the job market at the other, many of the driving forces behind the campus mental health crisis aren’t vice-chancellors’ to solve.
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.
It also allows teenagers to develop a sense of adventure and independence – making them more employable and better citizens.
Howard Flight: Our ageing population makes it almost inevitable that we will one day have to contribute towards our healthcare
The alternative is endlessly loading more costs onto the young via taxation, when they are already significantly worse off than their parents.
Funding an ‘apprenticeship with a heart’ could help broaden access to overseas service whilst getting more money to the front line.
Plus: Willetts loses at least one of his brains. Labour frets about losing Lewisham East (which it shouldn’t do). And: Morgan and Clarke, not the Brexiteers, are the real obsessives.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
Handouts to 25-year-olds won’t solve the housing crisis, still less the wider issue of generational unfairness
The Resolution Foundation’s new report is a serious piece of work, but its proposals to improve social care funding also bring political problems.
The police know where the hot spots are. They must identify the most harmful gang members and can give them a stark choice.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.