Britain is educating its children for jobs that soon won’t exist – Telegraph

This is an important article from Mary Riddell in the Telegraph. Check it out!

via Britain is educating its children for jobs that soon won’t exist – Telegraph.

Whilst I agree with the overall argument about the weakness of Britain’s education, I tend to disagree with the main thrust of the argument from Mary Riddell.

I have never particularly liked Mary Riddell’s style of journalism. It always seems to be light on hard evidence and full of assumptions. For me, I also find her style rather disjointed too. I suppose I imagine her with headline and conclusion before anything else.

Riddell seems to be looking to the Labour Party as possible champions of radical reform of UK education. But surely Labour will not stand up to the Teachers’ Unions?

Sadly, Riddell is missing the overall point, a fundamental independent strategic review is required. It’s necessary to take full account of the context, focusing on both the demand and supply challenges for UK education.

Let me put the matter differently as an open question:

What will millennials and parents of millennials or younger children conclude from Mary Riddells argument and conclusions?

Any thoughts?

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