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Life-long learning: how to tool up modern Britain

The government’s record leaves much to be desired

By Nic Dakin   October 2019

Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

Thanks to the new report from Labour’s Life-long Learning Commission, together with the Social Mobility Commission having made it clear we must up our game on further education, we are at long last taking life-long learning seriously again. Indeed, new education secretary Gavin Williamson has said he will be leading his department’s work on further education and skills personally. This is all good news. But so often in politics people talk the talk and…

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