Friday, February 15, 2008
We Need More Role Models
The Centre for Policy Studies is firing on all cylinders at the moment. Its report today urging former servicemen to be trained as teachers is a brilliant idea and looks set to be adopted by the Conservatives. Too many young people in Britain today male lack role models. I'm not talking about sportsmen or celebrities, but people they come into contact with in their everyday life. I suspect most people who read this blog all had an individual - in all probability a teacher - who had a great influence on their future life. There are too few people who nowadays go into teaching later in life. I'd like to see the proposed scheme opened up to people from all sorts of backgrounds - not just ex-servicemen.