In Life Lessons (Verso) Melissa Benn explores how we need to rethink education for life. As more and more of us live and work longer than ever before, a National Education Service should, like the NHS, be the framework that ensures a life-long entitlement for all, from early years provision to apprenticeships, universities and adult education. The purpose of learning is not solely to pass exams but to prepare for living in the world. Life Lessons sets out a radical agenda for how we make education for all and make it relevant to the demands of twenty-first century.
Benn was in conversation with Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP.