Life without qualifications
Don’t leave your child in any doubt about what school is for, and why its important for them to succeed.
Whatever their ambitions in life, children have no choice but to attend school between the ages of six and 16.
Not succeeding is both a waste of their time, and means they have a high chance of living a penniless, hand-to-mouth existence.
Just how shockingly bad it is for children’s futures to leave school with no qualification is shown by data I stumbled over when researching unemployment last week.
I’d been struggling to understand why it often takes people so long to find a job when the unemployment rate is just 5.7 per cent.
I was having a Donald Trump moment, finding it hard to believe the official jobless rate.
I started asking questions.
The questions took me to the ‘‘underutilisation’’ rate, which