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Success in education necessay to excel in life?

April 22nd, 2011 by Graham Attwell
Interesting report commissioned by Demos. It just confirms the problems in the UK with education being seen as critical to success in life – especially financial success – but without the money required to pursue that education. Yet another reason to question the model of education we have developed in the UK.
clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

As part of the report, which offers recommendations for a policy to empower young women, Demos conducted a poll of 500 British females aged 16 to 19. It found 84% were anxious about being able to secure the job they wanted in the future, with 81% also worried about doing well in exams.

Money fears also featured highly, with more than three-quarters (76%) saying they were worried about not having enough money, compared with 38% who were anxious about finding a partner and 57% who were worried about getting into university.

The poll also found teenage girls thought success in education (92%), having good friends (72%) and being kind (70%) would enable them to excel in life.

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