A year ago we were watching parts of the same city which hosted the Olympics going up in flames and wondering which part would be devastated next.
Thousands of teenagers ran out of their schools and sixth form colleges clutching GCSE and A-Level results last week, many of them excited about what the future holds. But that future is rarely in their hands.
The current education system, under the impression the youth of Britain epitomize stupidity, seems to consist of a condescending series of spoon-feeding stages in a one-dimensional standardisation of children.
Following the recent success at the Olympics, there has been a huge increase in the amount of rhetoric regarding the sporting future of the education system.
With public trust and optimism in short supply it’s easy to find negative stories about young people. As a generation they’re written off as being ill-equipped for the demands of a working life, let alone a professional one.
Our work with young people, and in-depth research into last summer’s riots, shows that stop-and-search was a key causal factor in the violence that swept the country.
One year on from the biggest outbreak of civil unrest in England for 30 years, and a study has revealed that riots are likely to happen again unless action is taken to heal the divisions between teenagers and the authorities.
Whether Chris Moyles’ departure from Radio 1 was influenced by age discrimination, in light of the BBC’s desire to attract a younger demographic to this station, is unclear. However, it does beg the question whether youth brands should be allowed to call the shots when deciding whether an employee’s age is no longer appropriate to their job.
The age of people not wearing trousers low has nothing to with the recession – rappers have just got cooler
The last time I checked global trends were set by the rich and famous – in this case rappers, and these rappers have moved on
British school children are in school for just a few hours five days a week for around 38/40 weeks a year. It really doesn’t add up to very much overall so why do we allow so much of that precious time to be wasted?
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