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Stop letting young people fall through the cracks

More than 134,000 young workers are not getting the education they need and deserve. We must all be made accountable to help them, argues Jerry White

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Last month, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published a blog arguing that the Neet (not in education, employment or training) agenda had slipped down the list of government priorities. I agree that is the case. I suspect that – because of a combination of high employment rates and an unwavering naivety – the apprenticeship levy and reforms will mean Neet becomes a thing of the past.

But if the Neet agenda has slipped down the government’s, from my perspective, the concept of raising the participation age (RPA) to 18 has been erased completely. The law – in case you’ve forgotten – now ...

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