June 10, 2013

"Bring back Polytechnics" says Think-Tank


Lord Baker who was in the the Thatcher government welcomed calls for bringing back the Polytechnics that had been abolished by legislation in the 1990s. Lord Baker speaking to Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4's PM show said that the move to remove Polytechnics from the UK's educational landscape was all down to "status".

He went on to say that there is a patent and latent need for traditional vocational training and for the skills that well trained technicians and tradespeople bring.

Read more in the Telegraph here and on the BBC here.



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