NSEAD wishes to challenge the statements made by Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education on 10 November at the launch of a campaign to promote STEM subjects. In her speech Nicky Morgan said a decade ago young people were told arts or humanities were useful for all kinds of jobs and continued: 'Of course, now we know that couldn't be further from the truth.’
We challenge and disagree wholeheartedly with this statement.
Qualifications in art craft and design introduce and signpost young people to potential careers in the visual and creative, heritage, cultural, digital and design media industries, sectors that are contributing significantly to the UK economy and reputation on a competitive international and world-class platform.
We ask the Secretary of State for Education to review and retract her statements.
We also ask our members and supporters to challenge these statements by sending the NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education to local MPs. More...