Rishi Sunak: should maths be compulsory?

The British prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced plans for all students in England to study maths until the age of 18 so that they "feel confident" when dealing with money in the future.

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Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Debate whether the British government's plan to make maths compulsory for students up to the age of 18 in England is a good idea or not
  • Explain different opinions people have about Rishi Sunak's plan
  • Discuss who should get to make the final decision

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