One-size-fits-all schools are so 20th century…

Young people’s job prospects have never been more uncertain. Teaching students the skills needed for their regional industries may help, writes Benjamin Clayton

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Last month, the Resolution Foundation, a respected thinktank, reported that real wages for Millennials (those born since 1981) in the UK are 13 per cent lower than they were for Generation X – just one generation earlier. They are, by this standard, experiencing a larger drop in living standards than their peers in all other developed countries, with the exception of Greece.

For the generation still in school, employment prospects look even more precarious. There are over half a million young people aged 16-24 currently unemployed. Some regions of the country are suffering acutely. In Bradford ...

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