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There’s a crisis in the British education system. Business leaders complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit to work in the modern world. So what is education for? What kind of people does society need?

Former headmaster of Eton College Tony Little (An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education) asks: are we over-schooled and under-educated? He debates with journalist Melissa Benn (School Wars) and Marianne Talbot, who was thrown out of school at 15 and is now Director of Studies in Philosophy at the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education. Chaired by the BBC’s Home Editor, Mark Easton.

Please note, latecomers will not be admitted after the opening remarks.

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