Articles from Stephen Lambert

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.)

‘FIGHT RACISM: FIGHT IMPERIALISM’ – HOW THE NORTH EAST’S FAR LEFT MARXISTS LINE UP WITH THE FAR RIGHT

SCORES of far-left activists belonging to a group called the Revolutionary Communist Group (RCG) caused disruption to today’s meeting of Newcastle City Council (4 Sep).

‘POSH BOYS’: How English Independent Schools Still Run Britain

"Imagine a world where leaders are able to pass power directly to their children. These kids are plucked from nurseries and sent to beautiful compounds far away from all other children. They are provided with all the teachers they need, the best facilities, doctors and food. Every day they are told this is because they are the brightest and most important children in the world.

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.

VOTER ID CHECKS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO REMOVE THE BARRIERS ONE CENTURY AFTER WOMEN GOT THE VOTE

EARLIER this year central government formally unveiled a plan to carry out pilot ID checks at polling stations across the country. This took place in some parts of the country in May 2018. The Government are thinking whether to roll this out nationally. Ministers claimed that electoral fraud, intimidation and impersonation are endemic in the UK electoral 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.

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.

FREE SCHOOLS: AN IDEOLOGICAL RATHER THAN AN EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE

DISCOVERY School, the first Free school in Newcastle, will close its doors this summer following a damning Ofsted report which revealed plummeting standards, weak leadership and dangerous, ‘’riotous’’ behaviour amongst a significant minority of its pupils.

The Employment Guarantee Bill: YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT REMAINS ‘’STUBBORNLY HIGH’’ IN THE NORTH EAST

Stephen Lambert calls for a state funded blue-print to abolish long-term joblessness in Post-Brexit North.