If not now, when?

So, first we slashed the funding for education for 18 year olds

Even if they were half way through a 2 year advanced course.

When was education ever the wrong choice?


Then, if they haven’t yet achieved an advanced course and can’t get a job

We cut their Job Seekers Allowance and require them to join a training scheme

When did training schemes create a single job?


Nearly a fifth of all young people are unemployed

This is a lack of jobs not a lack of training

When did blaming the victims ever solve a crisis?


We need to invest in the future if we want things to get better

If young people are the future, we need to invest in them

If not now, when?

About Eddie Playfair

I am a Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges (AoC) having previously been a college principal for 16 years and a teacher before that. I live in East London and I blog in a personal capacity about education and culture. I also tweet at @eddieplayfair
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1 Response to If not now, when?

  1. Nesli says:

    Strong sentiments Eddie. I’m glad you are voicing what we are all feeling.


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