Education: Tuition fees are a failed experiment

Toni Pearce

The debate about tuition fees has been brought back into the spotlight recently after official forecasts suggested that the write-off costs for student loans had reached 45 per cent of the £10bn in student loans made each year. The proportion of graduates failing to pay back student loans is increasing at such a rate that the…


Education: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Rosie Clayton

The financial crash of 2008 has sharply exposed the increasing misalignment of our education system with its fundamental purpose – to meet the future needs of the labour market, and to effectively equip all young citizens with the knowledge and skills to succeed in life. For many young people, the belief that hard work will…

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Education: Helping troubled pupils through social pedagogy

Chris Kyriacou

One of the major challenges facing professionals involved in the education and care of children in the UK concerns how best to meet the needs of troubled, vulnerable and disadvantaged children who are struggling at school and who have, for whatever reason, become disengaged from what schools have to offer. In recent years it is…

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