Hope for a diverse and equally respectful system?
David Willetts has announced that the Tories are worried about the "lost generation" of young people and about youth unemployment rates. This is a massive issue and one which rightly needs addressing. I just hope that this announcement shows genuine intent for the Conservative Party to develop policies and approaches on this and is more than a mere platitude. What we need is more respect in this country: for its institutions and for the achievements of other members of society. A key starting point for this is strong, rigorous and diverse vocational training which is fundamentally different from and yet equally respectable as more academic education and qualifications. Grammar schools and alternatives with a twist....?!