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Damage To Further Education By League Tables

EDM number 211 in 1993-94, proposed by Jeff Rooker on 08/12/1993.

That this House regrets one of the consequences of publishing raw league tables in the further education sector is the change in policy of Coulsdon College, Croydon where in order to 'play a part in making young people aware of the sometimes harsh reality of the world' students will no longer be entered for examinations at the college if there is evidence of under achievement relative to potential; notes that the change of policy announced by the principal is claimed to be a direct result of league tables and other statistical information playing a significant role in how colleges are being judged by performance; believes this to be a misguided policy change undermining the culture of the further education sector which is likely to reduce access by students of all ages and restrict opportunity for late developers; and therefore calls for simplistic and misleading league tables to be abandoned and replaced by measures of value added in respect of the education process.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Jeff Rooker08/12/1993Birmingham, Perry BarrProposed
Jim Dowd09/12/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Paddy Tipping09/12/1993SherwoodSigned
Gerry Steinberg09/12/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes09/12/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths09/12/1993BridgendSigned
John Evans09/12/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Eric Clarke09/12/1993MidlothianSigned
Anne Campbell09/12/1993CambridgeSigned
Alan Meale09/12/1993MansfieldSigned
Bridget Prentice09/12/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Colin Pickthall09/12/1993West LancashireSigned
Ken Livingstone09/12/1993Brent EastSigned
Martin Redmond09/12/1993Don ValleySigned
Dennis Skinner09/12/1993BolsoverSigned
Eric Illsley09/12/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Glenda Jackson09/12/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Barry Jones09/12/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Lynne Jones09/12/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ian Davidson10/12/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Alex Carlile13/12/1993MontgomerySigned
Janet Anderson13/12/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tony Banks13/12/1993Newham North WestSigned
Ian McCartney14/12/1993MakerfieldSigned
Mike Hall14/12/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie14/12/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Harry Cohen14/12/1993LeytonSigned
Eddie Loyden14/12/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Roy Hughes14/12/1993Newport EastSigned
Jimmy Hood14/12/1993ClydesdaleSigned
Bill Michie14/12/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Estelle Morris15/12/1993Birmingham, YardleySigned
Edward O'Hara15/12/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Michael Clapham15/12/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ann Coffey15/12/1993StockportSigned
Jean Corston15/12/1993Bristol EastSigned
Derek Enright15/12/1993HemsworthSigned
Andrew Faulds16/12/1993Warley EastSigned
Jack Thompson16/12/1993WansbeckSigned
John Gunnell16/12/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Paul Flynn16/12/1993Newport WestSigned
Elfyn Llwyd16/12/1993Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Peter Pike16/12/1993BurnleySigned
Mike Gapes17/12/1993Ilford SouthSigned
John Heppell12/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Alan Simpson18/01/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Joe Ashton19/01/1994BassetlawSigned
Roger Godsiff26/01/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Martyn Jones08/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Audrey Wise15/02/1994PrestonSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Richard Burden24/02/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned

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