It seems that she was part of a Government that embarked on a flight that got too close to the sun and now has crashed into the sea while we all look on passively.
“Through education, we can become (AGAIN) a country where everyone, from every background, gains the skills they need to get a good job and live a happy and fulfilled life.”
I have added the word 'AGAIN' as that is what should have been inserted at the start.The speech makes a staggering admission early on:To achieve that, we must have an education system at all levels which serves the needs of every child.”
“And if we consider the experience which many young people have of our system as it is, it is clear that we do not have such a system today.”
That is surely because a Conservative government raised fees to the current level and then added the burden of loans for maintenance for those less well off. To top this further they ensured that maintenance loans were insufficient to live off despite warnings. This led to students relying more on parents and family and for many, failing that, part-time jobs. It seems that she was part of a Government that embarked on a flight that got too close to the sun and now has crashed into the sea while we all look on passively.
The review intends to focus on four key questions.
2. “How our funding system provides value for money, both for students and taxpayer”
3. “How we incentivise choice and competition right across the sector”
4. “And finally, how we deliver the skills that we need as a country”.
The terms of reference seeks:
“A system that is accessible to all”. It states, “How we can ensure that people from disadvantaged backgrounds have equal opportunities to progress to and succeed in all forms of post-18 education and training. How disadvantaged students and learners receive maintenance support, both from Government and from universities and colleges”.