Save adult education in the UK

Further to my comment of last week about the UK Labour government’s disastrous policies on education, I learn now through Peter Ryley of the existence of a campaigning website set up in the wake of the government’s consultation document on informal learning.

The people behind Save Adult Education have read between the lines and come to the conclusion that the consultation is not concerned with boosting informal learning. It is instead an excuse to replace government-funded adult education. In the absence of alternative sources of funding that would enable working people to train and retrain to meet job market needs, and improve their minds in more intellectual and cultural ways, the government’s plans are a very bad thing.

If you agree with this interpretation, then please sign Save Adult Education’s response to the consultation, and do so by 11 June.