Employers need a proper yardstick
YOUR headline, Children cannot even compete with their granddads on my letter last week, along with the size of the print, gave a spiteful touch to the whole thing, which was not my intention at all. I believe a lot of youngsters work very hard studying
YOUR headline, 'Children cannot even compete with their granddads' on my letter last week, along with the size of the print, gave a spiteful touch to the whole thing, which was not my intention at all.
I believe a lot of youngsters work very hard studying yet more diverse subjects to gain yet more qualifications to boost yet more league tables.
I am talking about a general reduction in the required levels.
By allowing these standards to continue to fall we are doing the students a disservice.
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Nothing short of an independent review and restatement of the standards will do and the sooner the job is tackled the better.
A stable, trusted and fully recognised level gives a proper yardstick by which prospective employers and the rest of us can make judgements.
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Best of all it gives the youngsters a real sense of achievement and spurs them on to even greater things.
The bright ones need encouraging too.