Patrick Ainley and Martin Allen Times Higher 20/04/2007 Raising the school-leaving age to 18 could do more than any other measure to widen participation in higher education. But not in the heavy-handed and incriminating way that the Government proposes. Staying at school or going to college is now the norm … Continue reading Social tinkering spells disaster for our young
Patrick Ainley The Guardian 13/03/2007 Education make you fick, innit?” was how one further education student explained why he was not “aiming higher” for university. So it’s perhaps not surprising that many young people oppose raising the school-leaving age to 18. They echo the working-class children and families who saw the previous … Continue reading Will staying on to 18 open up possibilities, or close them?