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    Just wondering what people thought about eduction today and what they would change about it. I cannot be the only one who thinks that spending three years reading 'Beckham Studies at university' is a waste of time.

    Education is vital, but it seems clear that standards have dropped significantly. Certainly, the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic have become almost non-existent in some areas of the UK.

    If you were the PM, what would you do with the education system?
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    more educations
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    (Original post by Lima bean)
    more educations

    What do you mean? Can you elucidate a little on that?
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    (Original post by A.S.Cobb)
    Just wondering what people thought about eduction today and what they would change about it. I cannot be the only one who thinks that spending three years reading 'Beckham Studies at university' is a waste of time.
    lmao
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    Well Northern Ireland has one of the better standards of education (although i would be slightly biased). We currently have no proper private schools, just grammar schools and secondary schools, which seems to work pretty well. Although the selection test used to enter these is currently being scrapped (this has been met with much controversy).
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    (Original post by A.S.Cobb)
    Just wondering what people thought about eduction today and what they would change about it. I cannot be the only one who thinks that spending three years reading 'Beckham Studies at university' is a waste of time.

    Education is vital, but it seems clear that standards have dropped significantly. Certainly, the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic have become almost non-existent in some areas of the UK.

    If you were the PM, what would you do with the education system?
    First up, spend more money on it solely with the aim of reducing class sizes. Then a primary education system teaching basics; reading, writing, arithmetics and a foreign language. No grammars schools but streaming within comps, the level of streaming increasing as the age of the students increases. Science and some kind of general humanities education starting at about 8-9 years old. I'd keep GCSEs and A-levels, maybe make them harder.

    University would charge a flat fee (i.e. oxbridge costs the same as an ex-poly) probably around $7-8000 a year, with a system of student loans similar to the present one.
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    I'd merge A-levels and GCSE.

    Most mandatory education is crap. the only subjects in compulsory education (IMO should be from 6-16) should be English, Maths, a foreign language, basic philosophy and basic politics. all is ******** and shouldn't be taught in compulsory education.
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    A classical education system where all students are taught to think for themselves and to have their curiosity about the world and beyond encouraged instead of bashed out of them. To achieve this you would also need parents to be onside and also change the current culture of mindless drivel that we are all force fed through the media.
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    Personally I think we should bring the Agoge to British schools, mainly for it's transferable skills and emphasis on strict discipline.
 
 
 
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