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Sep 7, 2016

Patrick Ainley book event – Housmans bookshop London Wednesday 14th September 7pm

Starts: 7pm, Wednesday 14th September

Entry: £3.00

Location: Housmans, Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX, UK

Housmans are delighted to welcome Patrick Ainley, to discuss his latest book published by Policy Press, which shows how for generations we have been told that the way to move up in our society is through education: stay in school, work hard, and you'll go far. But that's no longer true. Today's young people study harder but learn less, ending up over-qualified yet underemployed.

In this book Patrick shows how education in England has been thoroughly compromised by being reoriented away from learning and toward the economy, with devastating results. ‘Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People’ concludes by suggesting how schools, colleges and universities can begin to contribute towards a more meaningful and productive society.

For more details check out Housmans website here