Articles from Stephen Lambert

COULD A GENERATION OF TEACHERS BE LOCKED OUT OF THE PROPERTY MARKET FOR EVER?

In 1914 90 per cent of British householders rented their homes from private landlords. Today two-thirds own them. Home ownership grew from the 1930s and expanded rapidly after the war. In 1951, 3 out ten people were home-owners. By 2000 this had risen to 7 out of 10. Today it has slumped to under 65% with thousands of teachers unable to get a foothold on the property ladder. How and why?

Ageing Population: Do employers and the FE sector do enough to give older workers a chance?

ALTHOUGH UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen again across the country with more people in full-time and part-time paid work, one group that has been ignored is the over-50s – a growing demographic in Britain.

Who Runs Our Colleges In The North East And What Can Be Done About It?

AMONGST several commentators there remains a debate as to where real power lies with unelected public services across the North East of England – known as the quango-state.

UTCs GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE THE SKILLS TO DO THE JOB: OVERCOMING THE ACADEMIC-VOCATIONAL DIVIDE

“If we are to overcome the divisions in society, all need to feel valued. We should stop talking about social mobility as a way of 'rescuing' people from working-class backgrounds and place more emphasis on valuing the full range of worthwhile occupations.” - Barnaby Lenon ‘Other People’s Children’ (2018.)

The entrenched and unbroken correlation between class and educational success

WORKING CLASS KIDS HAVE BECOME THE REGION’S UNDER-ACHIEVERS AT SCHOOL. THAT’S WHY THE NORTH’S SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES NEED MORE INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT TO GIVE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE A CHANCE.

GCSE Results day ‘GIRLS ON TOP’: is the Future Becoming Female?

GIRLS are outperforming boys at every stage of the educational system. They do better than boys in National curriculum SAT tests. Girls are more successful than boys in virtually every GCSE subject at 16 including traditional ‘male' subjects like Maths and Physics.

Who Stole the Techs?

Government Must Take back Control of the Further Education Sector if it’s serious in meeting the Needs of the many and not just the few.

THE CHANGING FACE OF YOUTH CULTURE IN THE UK

THE term ‘youth-culture’ or ‘teenage culture’ was first coined in the 1950s in America and was later exported to Britain in 1959. Many writers at the time believed rightly or wrongly that a "a society within a society" was slowly evolving and that it posed a threat to mainstream values and norms. In other words, ‘a generation gap’ had opened up in both countries.

There are more things that unite than divide us #MoreInCommon

4 years ago today, Jo Cox stood up in parliament and spoke the words that started The Great Get Together. Our country has never needed these words more. Will you help us spread the #MoreInCommon message? Join in here > https://t.co/RseMWZl1gF pic.twitter.com/HhaWuGDmic

End the Engine of Privilege: Time to Reform Britain’s Fee-Paying schools

Reform Options for Britain’s Private Schools With Old Etonian Boris Johnson newly in post as Prime Minister, policy wonks from both sides of the political spectrum have re-focused their attention on the role of fee-paying schools in the educational system. 

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