- The modern industrial strategy—using skills and education to promote economic growth
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- To what extent do the proposals build upon government policy in the green paper ‘Schools that work for everyone’, the Technical and Further Education Bill and the Higher Education and Research Bill?
- Are any of the proposals new?
- Are any fresh commitments made?
- How coherent is the government strategy on education as set out in the Bills and green papers?
- Realistically, how much influence will the regions have in shaping education provision for their area as a trigger for economic growth?
- How will government plans for universities as economic stimuli impinge on universities’ academic freedom?
- Is there any detail on how this would work in practice?
- How much influence will combined authorities and directly elected mayors have on regional educational provision?
- Are there any other potential points of interest for education lawyers?
Public Law analysis: The government’s proposal for a modern industrial strategy designates skills and education as one of the key pillars for building a stronger Britain. Russell Holland, a barrister in the education team at Michelmores, looks at how the strategy fits with existing education policy and the growing focus on using education to promote economic growth.
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