Thursday, 27 March 2008
Staying the Course
A new volume of essays that I have edited, Staying the Course, is published today by the Social Market Foundation. It includes a fascinating debate between Alan Smithers and Michael Barber on the Government´s plans to make students stay in education or training until 18, and essays by Miles Templeman, Mike Tomlinson and Karen Price on qualifications, with an introduction by Ed Balls and a contextual essay from Mike Baker. In my own essay, I argue for a strong range of choices for 14-19 year olds and good careers advice. There has been some early coverage of the book in the Times. Copies of the book can be obtained or downloaded from the SMF directly.