Here is the Highest Educational Problem
The figure I keep quoting is 1in 7 of the population in Brexitland are functionally illiterate.
Yet while millions of pounds are pouring in to the universities, next to no money is being spent to solve this problem.
It is possible to find books in public libraries to solve the adult literacy issue, but there is no one to do the teaching.
I’ve always thought that university students should do such teaching as part payment for their education loans.
Though given the concerns which exist about the literary skills of some students, such a scheme should be set up with a formal teaching course to go with it.
Here is the Financial Problem
There’s talk right now of raising council tax by 5%.
Yet that is double what any individual that is part of a couple would have to pay.
Thus single individuals would pay 100% more than any two people in the same place.
Even with the 25% single person reduction it is still a much higher amount than individuals in a shared property pay.
That is not social justice or making an equitable contribution to local services.
It is also an unfair fiscal load upon all single pensioners.
Meanwhile all students are exempt from paying council tax. Yet keep in mind many pensioners left school at either 15 or 16, and never got the chance to go to university.
Thus the council tax system needs to be abolished, and a modified version of a local poll tax introduced in order to lift the present inequitable system.
I don’t expect a lot of people who campaigned against the poll tax to like this idea, but we do need to abolish the totally inequitable and unjust council tax system.