Justine’s flagship is holed below the waterline
Jonathan Simons, head of education at thinktank Policy Exchange, writes weekly about policy and education
The theory known as Godwin’s law states that the longer an online discussion continues, the probability of someone using a comparison to Adolf Hitler “approaches 1” (inevitability). In education policy discussions, there’s a similar phenomenon concerning apprenticeships. Yet whereas employing a Nazi analogy is deemed to lead to the user losing the argument, mentioning apprenticeships is a surefire way of securing a bout of assenting murmurs and nods.
Apprenticeships are, therefore, A Good Thing. Everyone agrees with that, surely. But what if they aren’t?
They certainly ought to be. In fact ...