EDUCATION, as Tony Blair Has Told Us, Are the Three Most Important Words in the English Language
EDUCATION, as Tony Blair has told us, are the three most important words in the English language. He has added 500,000 higher education places so that Britain now has more than 2m students and he has lowered the entry standards to create no-fail exams: no wonder universities no longer worry whether applicants have A-levels they know they are worthless.
And in his endeavour to ensure that 50% of people aged between 18 and 30 get letters after their names, the prime minister has achieved the impossible: he has produced a supply of education that is greater than the demand.
By converting every training college and typing school into a university, there are now 166 degree centres scattered across Britain, and not enough students to fill them. Not simply not enough bright students, but not even enough adolescents wanting to waste three years …
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Publication information: Article title: EDUCATION, as Tony Blair Has Told Us, Are the Three Most Important Words in the English Language. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Business (London, England). Publication date: August 18, 2002. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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