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Stephen Exley May 30
I've pulled together the key responses to so you don't have to. Feat honourable mentions for
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Steph McGovern May 30
Replying to @stephenexley @tes
Following on from the and the PM’s speech about Further Education being undervalued and underfunded this is an excellent (albeit depressing) analysis from at about what it might all mean....
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Tes Further Ed Jun 27
More than 200 FE college leaders sign a letter urging to follow the recommendations of the
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Steph McGovern May 30
Replying to @stephbreakfast
And a big part of the problem is the lack of people in media and politics who came through the Further Education route. I believe that is why it’s undervalued.
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Des Freedman May 31
Looks like we're going to need a campaign on the scale of the students' one in Brazil if we're to defeat the latest assault on universities in the UK. Augar's proposals treat education like a commodity & cling to a discredited market logic
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Steph McGovern May 30
Replying to @BBCBreakfast
And is also why last year I created a day on News to celebrate and report on those doing vocational/technical qualifications....in the same way the media covers A-Levels results day. This year it will be on August 14th.
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Wes Streeting MP May 31
In her speech at the launch of the , Theresa May said that FE has been “overlooked, undervalued and underfunded for far too long”. It was quite an understatement; funding for adult education has been cut by 45% by the Tories since 2010.
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EPI Jun 12
Post-18 education funding: Three weeks before the published its findings, we released a new report on the post-18 policy options for the government. How do the Augar recommendations stack up against our own? 📊 Read our analysis here:
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Momentum May 30
You were Prime Minister for three years and failed to bring back the maintenance grant. Fluffy words when you're leaving mean nothing.
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Shane Chowen Jun 1
‘the pace of technological change combined with a longer working life makes lifelong learning more important than at any time in our history.’ ⁦ Well said, ⁦
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Tes Further Ed Jun 27
'"There is some astonishingly good provision, but the system overall has been held back by [the lack of] a clear view of its role backed by a serious investment plan' – 's Alun Francis urges to consider the
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Green World Jun 5
"Lowering tuition fees to £7,500 will do nothing of significance to ease the financial burden of studying for young people from poorer backgrounds." takes issue with the
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Wes Streeting MP May 31
The is the worst of all worlds for universities and students: graduates left paying more, for longer, for degrees delivered in institutions that are more poorly funded than they were before. My piece for :
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CDBU Jun 5
For anyone feeling confused about Augar: Professor David Midgley has done a terrific job on our blog of summarising and analysing the main points.
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The British Academy May 30
“Any changes to the current system and its funding must maintain or boost the UK’s position as a world leader in the and .” Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, responds to the :
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Susannah Hume Jun 4
Throwing in my £0.02 on today - and my hope that can play a role in making it harder to use "lack of evidence" as an excuse to wind up funding that supports WP students.
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Andrew Furber Aug 2
If you think the social determinants of health are crucial, this is probably the most important public health report you've never read Did you know "the total number of people involved in post-18 education has in fact declined"?
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Mike Grey May 30
Winners: ‘High earning (predominantly male) graduates, who would repay less, and pay off the lower loans more quickly’ Losers: ‘Graduates (predominantly female) with moderate earnings, who are likely to end up repaying more’
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Chris Skidmore May 30
Pleased that the ‘3D’ Minimum Entry Requirement for University never featured in the . As I have argued consistently and publicly since being appointed, this would have been a highly regressive move- hopefully this policy will be permanently off the table
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Guy Opperman May 30
The is v positive steps forward helping , like + addressing student debt and more - worth a read:
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