The Definition of Stupid

Don't mention the m-wordGreat post by lecturer and digital marketing agency MD Claire Sully on her ‘Don’t Mention the M Word’ blog, in which she writes about how returning to education as an adult led to setting up a successful business, and how the cuts will undermine employer requirements around skills shortage vacancies.


The Definition of Stupid

Claire SullyDon’t Mention the M Word | 29

The definition of stupid is:“Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.”

Adult education and training in England “will not exist by 2020″ if the government continues its “swathe of cuts”, the Association of Colleges has warned this week.

Government admits that funding has been reduced in favour of “prioritising apprenticeships” along with subjects including English and maths.

If funding continues to be cut at the current rate, “there will no longer be an adult education system remaining to support students aged 19 and over”.

This week I found myself involved in a family discussion where an overwrought parent said to their 17 year old, “You will be leaving sixth form in a few months’ time, why haven’t you got a plan?!”

I couldn’t help either point of view – I didn’t have “a plan” for what I wanted to do until I was in my thirties… [read more]