“There has been much talk in 2015, the year of Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, of Britain as the “home” of human rights. What better way to celebrate than with a constructive discussion on the way forward, in place of point-scoring activism and advocacy.” Simon Carne argues that in the battle over the Human Rights Act, politics has to play a role alongside the law.
Why I became a teacher
“My teacher never said she was teaching us anything. She made no reference to learning. She just taught.” Miss Smith recalls her own schools days and what it might say about all the modern educational apparatus of testing, standards and accountability.Originally posted on Splogs
Things the candidates won’t say
“In this sense, Labour teams up with the Establishment, indeed often is the Establishment, to mock and alienate the already culturally and democratically dispossessed.” Michael Merrick points out what Labour needs to acknowledge following its general election defeat.Originally posted on Outside In
Undercover at the Jobcentre
“It turns out that DWP culture is actually worse than I thought, and what I didn’t expect is the fact that all staff members, not just advisors, feel the same way.” Slutocrat goes undercover at a Jobcentre and finds a culture of disdain for benefit claimants.Originally posted on Guerilla Policy
Ms Nicky Morgan unleashed!
“This is the cautionary tale for our political masters who would do well to remember that whilst they continue to use combative language against our school leaders they do little to promote the profession to potential future teachers.” Tricia Kelleher thinks Nicky Morgan’s plans for English education neglect what’s needed to improve schools.Originally posted on Stephen Perse Foundation
Theresa May: There is still time to change your Police Federation speech
“During the home affairs debate with Andrew Neil you stated that front line policing has been “protected”, which has led officers to question whether you were deliberately misleading the public or had no idea of exactly what constitutes front line policing.” Chris Hobbs suggests what Theresa May should admit about British policing.Originally posted on Guerilla Policy
What if the police and public united?
“So why not box clever and rather than play the games of our enemy, rather than go to war with each other, rather than protesting against austerity, cuts and the Tory tyranny but then attacking physically and verbally other victims of this regime…?” Snapper makes a plea for the police and protesters to recognise what unites them.Originally posted on Snapper-Chat