If there is one thing that really irritates me is the obsession by the media in this country about the earning power of education. It’s as if the value of a degree is based solely on how much a graduate can earn. Last week the Dominion Post carried yet another one of these articles, ‘Not all learning […]

I heard this interview on RNZ’s Sunday programme a couple of weeks ago about learning for earning; in other words the relationship between our education and income. The interviewee is Hugh Lauder, professor of Education and Political Economy at Bath University. Hugh’s sound bite expressed his concern with ‘the broken promises of education, jobs and incomes’. He talked […]