It's vital for our recovery that we halt rot in education
Government ministers frequently extol the importance of knowledge-based firms in leading economic recovery.
This is a good thing and is regularly borne out in job creation announcements from innovative, indigenous firms and high tech foreign direct investment.
Such investments depend on a favourable economic climate. But they are equally dependent on one other critical success factor – people: people with education and talent, without whom there is no scope for job creation.