“I learnt a lot from those years of activism, in particular that we may have differences, but we are far stronger when we put them aside and focus on what unites us.” In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death, Toby Blume reflects on the lessons from the anti apartheid movement.
Sorry for our low expectations LOLJK
“Let me be clear from the offset, I don’t think teachers have low expectations of their pupils. Teachers have ambitious wishes for their pupils and this desire is often the main factor that leads teachers to slowly lose their work-life balance…” Truthful Classroom argues that teachers do have high expectations of their pupils.Originally posted on Truthful Classroom
Views from the frontline – December 2013
“Sorry to be so negative, but I feel it is important to get this message out there. Also, to all of my colleagues, you are not alone. We are all scared of what is to come but please don’t give up or feel devalued…. easier said than done, I know!” The Probation Officer shares his concerns about the impending outsourcing of the Probation Service.Originally posted on Probation Officer
Why social care is different from double glazing
“There is a basic fallacy in all this: health and social services are inherently and fundamentally different from the manufacturing or service industries.” The Masked AMHP explains why you can’t apply models of the private market to the public sector.Originally posted on The Masked AMHP
Best frontline blogs this week
Here’s our list of the best frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 2nd December 2013 – from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement to reframing housing policy and welfare reform to social mobility and finally, if Boris were intelligent…Originally posted on Guerilla Policy
Evolution not revolution?
“Like Harry Fletcher, I think we were all surprised to hear from Chris Grayling yesterday that we are not in the middle of a revolution, but rather a few ‘evolutionary’ changes.” Jim Brown looks at recent comments by Chris Grayling at the Justice Select Committee on the omnishambles that is Transforming Rehabilitation.Originally posted on On Probation Blog
Small beer for council housing
“We haven’t seen the detail yet, but the Chancellor’s announcement on easing council borrowing caps seems to be much more about keeping the Lib Dems happy than about making any significant difference to numbers of affordable homes.” Red Brick looks at what the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement means for council housing.Originally posted on Red Brick