We live in a highly complex and technological society. A world of exploding, exponential complexification. Our children need to be educated to the highest standards that they can reach in language and communication, the arts and sciences and psychology, philosophy, ethics, morality and the religions.
The education system will be designed to encourage self-reliance, high standards of education, health and morality. Education will be free up to G.C.S.E. "A" level standard. Attainment of relevant "A" levels will qualify students to sit an entry examination for the University of their choice. The minimum age to be a full-time undergraduate will be 21 years of age.
To qualify for current benefits (e.g. jobseekers), students must have attained G.C.S.E.'s in English, Mathematics, a science subject and a new G.C.S.E. in Orienteering. Schools will not be required to teach this; it will be the responsibility of the parents and local community, Residents' Associations etc. Children will be able to leave school at the age of fourteen and start employment if they have reached these standards.
Today, most schools and colleges have their own website. Teachers will be required to put their lesson plan for each subject period for the whole term and the school year. In this way, pupils who able to forge ahead in their studies will be able to do so. Those pupils who lag behind in a particular subject will be automatically identified by their teacher and so get the support and encouragement they need.
However, I also propose that the BBC launches an Education Channel which will provide the same service on television and on the internet that would be freely accessible to everyone.
To be continued.
This website enumerates policies that the editor believes will provide solutions to the problems Britain faces. But all policies, from whatever party is in power, should carry out "What if" five year projections of the effect of the policies considered on a Graphical Representation model of the Economy and Social Structure of Britain before any such policy is implemented. This is what the Viable System Model paradigm enables politicians to do. The accuracy of statements made in this website is not guaranteed. The figures used are a rough guide only.