White privilege?

"The forgotten: How White working class pupils have been let down and how to change it" Parliament Notes The Lords Committee on Education published its report on White British educational underachievement on 22 June 2021.   The Committee, led by Robert Halfon, is composed of both Labour and Tory peers, and has heard statements from witnesses from … Continue reading White privilege?

What am I going to do next? Young People and Unemployment Part 6:

How to start Dave Gardner Providing jobs now is necessary to avoid a long-lasting blight on young people’s lives. But what should happen next? What people want is not difficult to describe: Reasonably well-paid, secure and interesting jobs Good training and further education opportunities A safe, secure and attractive environment Good leisure amenities Quality housing … Continue reading What am I going to do next? Young People and Unemployment Part 6:

What am I going to do next? Part 5

No or bad work experience can have long term scarring effects leading to long spells of unemployment, dissatisfaction in the workplace, the inability to build a career and a general cynicism about employers and employment. Even an adherent to ‘household economics’ should recognise the long term economic cost of failing to provide work and good quality vocational education and training that includes work experience.