Published today (1 Aug), is the interim report of the Labour Party’s Lifelong Learning Commission, which was set up to inform the Labour Party’s proposals for a National Education Service. The commission’s final report will be published in the autumn. FE News reports.
Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute, and member of the Labour Lifelong Learning Commission, said: “I’m looking forward to the next phase of the Commission, exploring how to turn this vision into a reality. I’d argue that high quality careers advice and an entitlement to lifelong learning can be core building blocks, alongside a longer term approach to policy and funding. Ultimately, lifelong learning can boost the economy and people’s life chances, as well as improving health and well-being and civic participation and being a good thing in itself.”
Matt Waddup, Head of policy and campaigns, UCU said: “Everyone, regardless of age, background or finances should be able to access the learning they need and it should be a priority for this, or any future, government to develop a vision for an education system which truly works for everyone and we look forward to seeing how the final report puts this vision into reality.”
Read more response and information about the report and The interim report of the Labour Party’s Lifelong Learning Commission – Sector Response
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