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Half of pupils need to learn vocational trade at 16

The Telegraph – Graeme Paton

“At least 40 per cent of pupils should take high-quality vocational training that leads directly to a job to cut the youth unemployment rate and boost economic competitiveness, according to Tim Oates, director of research at the Cambridge Assessment exam board. He suggested the Government should also consider giving children more job-based tuition at the age of 14 or even as young as 11.” (more)

Austria: 1000s protest govt health, education cuts

Associated Press (Business Week) – Staff Writer

“Several thousand demonstrators gathered in Austria’s capital Saturday to protest government cuts in education, heath care and family allowances. Police estimated 4,000 people took part in the rally in downtown Vienna, which ended on a central square in front of Chancellor Werner Faymann’s office.”(more)