“Will ‘staying on’ to 18 raise education standards and improve the employability and promote social mobility as the Government believe?”
This was one of the questions put to a panel and a small audience at the debate tonight at Channel 4. Some interesting debate, some intense and challenging moments, but best for me was the point at the end:
“We have spent all evening discussing the ‘engineering’ of a solution, but failing to look for clarity on the aims of education”.
A recurrent problem, well observed in my view, and begged my concern that we should not forget that education is fulfilment in itself, not simply preparation for life.