Monday, January 20, 2014

Rachel Reeves on the Today programme

Listening to Rachel Reeves on the Today programme this morning she talked about youth unemployment and said that under a Labour government young claimants will be obliged to sit literacy and numeracy tests, and if they fail will be obliged to attend further education courses to learn to read and write.

Can I suggest that if individuals fail these literacy and numeracy tests their schools should be contacted and asked to explain why.  And if the explanation is unsatisfactory, they have the cost of the further education course deducted from their school funding.  That might start to concentrate the minds of state school teachers that their lackadaisical attitude to failure will not be tolerated.

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