Articles from Stephen Lambert

Why We Need to Promote Learning for Democracy

ALL SCHOOLs, colleges and apprenticeship agencies are required to teach British Values (shared values), including democracy and ‘’understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.’’

163 colleges are ‘Real Living Wage’ employers, more need to follow.

‘A REAL LIVING WAGE’ COULD BENEFIT ALL LOW PAID WORKERS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR AS WELL AS HAVING LONG TERM BENEFITS FOR SOCIETY.

'TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT': THE NORTH'S GROWING EDUCATION CLASS DIVIDE

'TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT': THE NORTH'S GROWING EDUCATION CLASS DIVIDE  WORKING-CLASS kids have become the North's under-achievers at school. That's why the region's schools and colleges need more investment to give all young people a chance.

A NEET SOLUTION TO THE FAILURE ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

NORTH EAST DEVOLUTION BOTH NORTH OF THE TYNE AND SOUTH COULD BE A NEET SOLUTION TO THE REGION’S ‘’STUBBORN’’ YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM WRITES STEPHEN LAMBERT

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MUST SET A CAP ON CEO PAY IF IT’S SERIOUS IN BEING ON THE SIDE OF OF FAMILIES AND LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS

WITH SCHOOL ACADEMY BOSSES’ SOARAWAY SALARIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MUST SET A CAP OF £100k ON CEO PAY IF IT’S SERIOUS IN BEING ON THE SIDE OF FAMILIES AND LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS.

ARE MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS WORKING IN THE NORTH?

LAST AUTUMN the Government launched its industrial strategy, with new look apprenticeships, at Gateshead College in the north of England. The then skills minster, Robert Halfon, announced an extra £170m funding for Institutes of Technology, which could involve an upgrading of further education colleges in the North. Both Gateshead College and nearby Bishop Auckland, both Ofsted approved, were given the heads-up to deliver given their ‘excellent’ track record in delivering technical, vocational education and apprenticeships.

FIND THOSE MISSING VOTERS! To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the younger generation

ON the day the Prime Minister called a general election last month 350,000 people registered to vote on line. Yet it's estimated that up to 9 million people across the UK are still 'missing' from the official electoral register.

"FINISHED AT 55" Standing up for the North East's older workers

ALTHOUGH youth and adult unemployment is rising sharply, one group that seems to be overlooked from the policy debate is the over-50s - a growing demographic both in the North and elsewhere in the UK.

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. 

HOW SHOULD FE RESPOND TO THE NEW FAR-RIGHT?

UNLIKE the fascism of the interwar years, the Teesside University historian Paul Stocker argues in his latest book, "English Uprising Brexit And The Mainstreaming Of The Far-Right" that the re-emergence of the extreme populist right is a cultural rather than just an economic phenomenon.

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