MPs to launch inquiry into lifelong learning

Tes is reporting that an inquiry into adult education and lifelong learning is to be launched by the Commons Education Select Committee. The announcement will be made by committee chair Robert Halfon this morning, in a speech at an event hosted by the Centre for Social Justice in London.

Stating how a “poor start in school means a tough ride in life”, he will stress that “millions end up in low skills, low-paid jobs” with their “life prospects dragged into the quicksand”.

During his speech, Mr Halfon will call for a massive growth in the number of adult community learning centre – with one in every town – fee support for disadvantaged part-time students, and tax breaks for employers who invest in lifelong learning.

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