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Focus on exam grades behind lost generation

MUCH is being made of the Ukip claim that immigrants are taking low-paid jobs. No one seems to focus on the biggest problem: our education system.

The policy of increasing the number of students going on to university has led to a focus on exam grades and league tables.

We seem to have forgotten about encouraging less academic students to take other paths.

We now have a lost generation of young people feeling failures because no one has made enough of their importance in the workplace. Other countries have not made this mistake; hence the immigrants queueing up to work.

VAL MORGAN

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