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This election has shown that voters are hopeful about the future – colleges can work with that, says David Hughes After Leicester City, Brexit and Trump I had...
Labour manifesto pledge: Reintroduce the 16-19 Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Adam Bradford argues AGAINST I am a passionate believer in the power of education to unlock potential and...
Labour manifesto pledge: Reintroduce the 16-19 Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Shakira Martin argues FOR Scrapping the education maintenance allowance scheme in England was a mistake. Plain and simple....
Manifesto promise: Scrap fees and loans in further education by doubling the Adult Education Budget Emily Chapman argues FOR When I ran to be Vice President for Further...
Manifesto promise: Scrap fees and loans in further education by doubling the Adult Education Budget Graham Taylor argues AGAINST There is much to admire in the Labour manifesto...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Allow employers to use their levy to pay apprentices’ wages Martin Doel argues AGAINST The apprenticeship levy is a bold policy that surprised many when...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Allow employers to use their levy to pay apprentices’ wages Neil Carberry argues FOR The Conservative manifesto pledge to allow firms access to levy funding...
Since the snap election was called by the Conservatives seven weeks ago, it has been interesting to see the reaction to their handling of the media. The overriding...
Labour manifesto pledge: Set a target that all FE teaching staff have a teaching qualification within five years Malcolm Trobe argues AGAINST Labour’s pledge “for all FE teaching...
Labour manifesto pledge: Set a target that all FE teaching staff have a teaching qualification within five years Sally Hunt argues FOR The teacher shortage problem isn’t limited...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Double the Immigration Skills Charge to £2,000 to reinvest in FE and skills Alex Balch argues AGAINST Barely a month after the Immigration Skills Charge...

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