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Rishi Sunak vows to end low-income degrees in post-16 education reform | Rishi Sunak

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Rishi Sunak wants to phase out university degrees that don’t improve students’ “earning potential”, create the Russell Group of world-class technical colleges, and prevent 16-year-olds from dropping math and English. vowed to introduce the Baccalaureate.

A hopeful Tory leadership said his plan to reform education after age 16 represented “important progress towards equality between vocational and academic education”.

If he becomes the next prime minister, Sunak will strengthen the network of technology institutions and links with industry, and give him the authority to award degrees, his campaign said.

The former prime minister used to evaluate college degrees through dropout rates, number of graduate jobs and salary thresholds, with the exception of nursing and other courses of high social value.

In an apparent bid to appeal to the right, Sunak’s campaign said it would also promote the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) bill in the House of Lords.

The government says the bill is necessary to address rising intolerance at universities, but opponents say it aims to address a non-existent problem and seeks to protect hate speech. It claims to be on purpose.

Sunak also promised to improve professional development of teachers and open 75 new free schools that the government announced in June, giving two years of “explaining” to the School Trust after taking on poorly performing schools. I promised to give you “Responsibility Leave”.

He will also work to expand the use of artificial intelligence and digital technology in the classroom and reduce the burden on teachers.

Sunak said:

“These proposals represent a major step forward towards equal respect between vocational and academic education. Indebted to students without improving

“I will also build on the successful Conservative education reforms of the last decade and take bold and practical steps to harness technology and improve the quality of education in underperforming areas.

“Every child deserves a world-class education, and if I become Prime Minister, it will be my mission from the beginning to ensure that they get an education.”

The former prime minister will also create a new British baccalaureate that will require students to continue studying core subjects such as math and English until they leave school at the age of 18.

In an interview with The Times, he criticized the current curriculum for its “overly narrow specializations” and said it did not prepare young people for “tomorrow’s economy.”

“We are almost unique among Western countries in that we stop mathematics at the age of 16 and stop studying our mother tongue because of our advanced economy and all the excellent education systems,” he told the newspaper. Told.

“In Germany, France and Asia, young people study mathematics all the way to the age of 18. Given the way the modern economy works, if young people do not have such skills, they are holding us back. I think it will happen.”

After serving as Principal at Winchester College and graduating from Oxford University with degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Sunak earned an MBA from Stanford University in California.

His Conservative Party leader rival Liz Truss has touted her status as “prime minister of education” in a plan to replace the failing academy with a new free school, and students with top A-level grades will be sent to Oxford or Cambridge. A question arose as to whether the timing of the fiscal year should be changed.