Children’s ability to speak clearly will be given the same status as numerary and literacy under a Labour government, Sir Keir Starmer has pledged as he vowed to shatter the “class ceiling” by ending snobbery over the value placed on university degrees.
The easiest way to do this is to ban a degree requirement for entering a job or profession. Like, say, nursing. Or that latest idea that child care should be done by graduates. You can already be an accountant without a degree, think you can still do articles as a solicitor? True, doctors will be a little more tough but the general principle stands. Want to make vocational training more valuable, degrees less, then remove the restrictions on what you may only do with a degree.