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FE feels the #loveourcolleges

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It’s been a good-news week for the sector, for once.

Students, teachers and leaders have taken to social media, to the airwaves and to the streets to highlight the vital work our country’s colleges do. And, in the process, pointing out how sorely underfunded that work has been.

True, apprenticeships and T levels featured prominently in chancellor Philip Hammond’s Conservative Party conference speech, and education secretary Damian Hinds has repeatedly stated his desire for an end to technical education being a second rate alternative to its academic counterpart.

But colleges can’t fund their ...

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