http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/200 ... -educationRecord numbers of young people are not in any form of education, employment or training (Neets), according to figures published today by the Conservatives.
Figures published by the government last month showed 16- to 18-year-old Neets rose by 8.5% in 2008
What I'd like to know is what percentage of Neets are unable to read, especially as the government is going to reclassify them as criminals:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... Neets.html
So, numerous initiatives and a decade later, the Government is staring failure in the face. Now ministers are preparing one more heave: their latest plan is to tackle the Neet problem by reclassifying them as criminals. From 2013, those who fail to stay on in education or on-the-job training will be served with Asbo-style "attendance orders" or fined £50.