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Don’t snipe at T levels – make them a success

Equality of prestige for technical education is what we seek, and T levels give some cause for optimism – but partnerships between government, colleges and employers will be crucial, writes David Hughes

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There are many challenges in education, but if there were only one holy grail to highlight in England, for me it would be the aim of equalising the prestige between academic and technical education. Despite the many reports and conferences and a fair number of (failed) policy reforms, the balance of prestige has stubbornly refused to budge. So when the government launches yet another major policy reform in this area, we should all keep our feet firmly on the ground and be cautious in our optimism.

Having said that, last weekend’s publication of the government’s implementation plan for T levels ...

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