Multiple Changes

Proposer
Polygon48k
State

Rejected

Vote Score

-2

Age

1262 days


@Polygon48k edited education.md - over 3 years ago

Education should be freely available to all to first degree level or equivalent. Tuition fees for university students should be abolished, as university education is of general benefit to society, and should be covered by general taxation.

We will encourage young people to apply to University when they are ready, rather than committing to an expensive, life changing choice due to convention and expectation.

We will fund this by removing state funding for Further Education for plateaued students.

School Uniform

Individual school uniforms for every school will be replaced with a single national uniform, provided by the local education authority to every pupil at no cost.

Individual school uniforms for every school will be replaced with a single national uniform.

State funded, state run

Over time, a list will be developed of sports and activities that are allowed and practiced under the name of Physical Education which makes note of which do and don't require the pragmatic exemption, and amendments and bills will be pushed accordingly to adjust the legislation towards the list.

Gyms should be provided as an alternative to competitive sports which alienate many students, who simply turn to truancy, undermining the concept of Physical Education.

School Governance

All state secondary schools will have an elected students council, and student president. The student president, who will need to be at key stage 4, will represent students on the board of governors.

[^teachers-and-terrorism]: "Teachers forced to act as 'front-line storm troopers' to spy on pupils under guidelines aimed at combating terrorism", The Independent, April 6, 2015: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-forced-to-act-as-frontline-storm-troopers-to-spy-on-pupils-under-guidelines-aimed-at-combating-terrorism-10158043.html

We will include fiscal education into the national curriculum. This will include personal finances, understanding and paying taxes, understanding loans and debt, and relating fiscal choices to the state of the greater economy.

We will expand fiscal education into the national curriculum. This will include personal finances, understanding and paying taxes, understanding loans and debt, and relating fiscal choices to the state of the greater economy.

Polygon48k

@Polygon48k - over 3 years ago

Fiscal studies are already part of the curriculum. encourage learners to learn when they are ready, and encourage those that have completed studies to not take advantage of the state. removed free uniform. Should probably of split this.

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - over 3 years ago

Definitely should have split this. Removing funding for uni is a terrible idea, and if it's not as bad as it sounds then it definitely needs clarification before I can vote it through. Free uniform is a policy proposal I've already created, and thus it'd be redundant to have another one, if you want it changed, go vote my change through since we seem to agree. Fiscal studies isn't actually part of the core curriculum yet, and if you can point me to the bit of legislation on gov.uk that says that I'll be delighted because it means that the government did something vaguely correct and justified for once.

Vote: ❎

Polygon48k

@Polygon48k - over 3 years ago

Yeah, its a bit all over, I support free Higher Education(Uni), but not pressure into it. And a cap on the Further Education system (College). i was looking at https://www.pfeg.org/about-us/about-pfeg but after some investigating, although being delivered in many schools now, it is not on the National Curriculum. Perhaps we could agree on commiting to the PFEG's goals.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

There's some stuff here that would go straight in, and some which will need more discussion. So that we can discuss each in turn, can you please resubmit them as separate edits @Polygon48k?

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 3 years ago

Removing funding for FE and the free school uniform are both a big no from me in any case, I'm afraid.

Vote: ❎

LudovicD

@LudovicD - over 3 years ago

yes to both, all general education should be from general taxation. (Further education should be with grant on the understanding of exercising in the UK for a full decade, post-grad, is actually mostly doctors, research/engineering, lawers anyway, which all bring value to the country) (& research/development UK budgets need to be multplied anyway) for uniform, they should allow small variation(s) per county council/city council.

openpolitics-bot

@openpolitics-bot - about 3 years ago

Closed automatically: maximum age exceeded. Please feel free to resubmit this as a new proposal, but remember you will need to base any new proposal on the current policy text.