The money previously used for EMA should be spent on internships

The education system (for the best part) is a failure - the curriculum - instead of 'lighting fires' just 'fills buckets' of knowledge.

Teaching to the test has stifled any creative thinking, sense of enquiry and expression leaving students totally unprepared for the world of work.

For most people it is becoming essential to perform some unpaid work in order to develop the skills necessary to begin a career.

For anyone receiving Jobseekers Allowance, it is not possible to work a maximum of 12 hours a week - unpaid or otherwise - without losing your benefit.

This leaves many in the difficult position of having to choose between no work with benefits or gaining experience with no money!

Sign this petition if you believe the money previously used for Education Maintenance Allowance should be made available to pay for internships that genuinely useful and accessible to all hoping to advance their potential.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

It did not have a clear statement explaining what action you want the government to take.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

In order for the Department to proceed any further with your e-petition you will need to clarify which age group you are referring to regarding internships. Many thanks

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Created By

David Harding

Created On

Wednesday 17 August 2011

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