Wolverhampton and Birmingham are in the top four in the country for adults without qualifications.
A report out by the University and College Union claims Birmingham Hodge Hill is the second highest.
They are campaigning for more investment into education.
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Fire crews say a large fire at the Zion Christian Centre in Halesowen was not started deliberately.
West Midlands weather: It will remain cloudy and wet overnight, with some heavier bursts of rain likely at times.
East Midlands weather: It will stay cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of rain, likely to turn heavy at times later.