AT LAST!!! Somebody is finally talking about the 50% of kids who don’t want to go to university.
This is a question I’ve asked many times. Non-academic people do the work on which our society depends, and we should honour and respect it.
I don’t have anything against academic life – I’ve been blessed by it. But when are we going to stop being snobbish about ‘academic’ or ‘non-academic’ – and start celebrating and encouraging each other in real life, which is, that we all need each other?
I could hold my breath for a long time …
… but Ed Miliband’s idea about a technical Baccalaureate with English and maths makes more sense to me than the constant messing about with our education system that has been going on for years and never seems to improve the system.
(Which doesn’t mean, by the way, that I necessarily vote Labour – I’m waiting and seeing … )