Monday, May 14, 2007

TPA Blogging

My blogging is becoming somewhat dispersed. Today I blogged twice for the TPA. First, on the new government plans to allow entirely vocational education for age fourteen. A good idea although Labour's drive to push non-academic students into university might ruin it. Second, on Frank Field's study for Reform. It's a searing assault on Gordon Brown's New Deal. The story is a familiar one: too much central control makes a mess of the golden opportunity offered by a growing economy and goodwill towards a new government. Youth unemployment is, despite a decade of economic growth, higher than it was in 1997. Quite a failure. Field's recommendations are interesting.

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