The rise of the robots and a revolution in lifelong learning

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Waving pupils off at the tender age of 16 causes mixed emotions for teachers. Pride in their achievements, hope for their future and relief that you won’t have to stand in front of that class again on Monday morning.

But soon, those students might not be able to wave goodbye to education and training for a further two years. Thinktank IPPR Scotland has recommended that the school leaving age should be raised to 18, and that every young person under 21 should be engaged in either education or training. The proposal comes as the IPPR concludes that Scotland’s skills system isn’t prepared to deal ...

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