Here’s our list of ten frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 10th June 2013. Let us know which posts we’ve missed and which other bloggers we should be following for next week’s list.
The Hardest Hit uses the start of the national rollout of Personal Independence Payments to summarise some of the main facts (and myths) about PIP. Posted on The Hardest Hit.
Prisoner Ben argues that the Government’s ideological drive to outsource probation will sideline the only people with expertise in this area – the existing Probation Service. Posted on Ben’s Prison Blog.
Jim Brown took the opportunity to revisit and reflect upon 10 predictions that he made in December 2010 about why probation is finished. Posted on On Probation Blog.
Kittysjones argues that the Government’s “reforms” to legal aid will undermine the basic principles of human rights, seriously weaken access to justice and disproportionately affect the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our society. Posted on kittysjones.
Puffles argues that the failure to add the “New Clause 20” to the Children and Families Bill at report stage in the Commons does not necessarily mean the end of the road for the campaign to make relationships education compulsory in schools. Posted on A dragon’s best friend.
Tessa Matthews argues that most teachers have little faith that the ‘boxes’ they are forced to tick are helping young people - and wonders what might happen instead if teachers challenged the ‘restrictive powers’ that cast a shadow over education. Posted on Tabula Rasa.
Joe Kirby makes the case for a new school-led professionalism to improve initial teacher training and outlines three aspects that he would like to see improved. Posted on Pragmatic Education.
Andy Winter acknowledges that there is a problem with how much is spent on housing benefit but argues that the real scandal is the the lack of money spent by the Government on affordable homes. Posted on Andy Winter’s BHT Blog.
Steve Hilditch argues that the tide of public opinion is moving towards having more investment in affordable homes, which will keep rents down and make us less dependent on housing benefit. Posted on Red Brick.
Matthew Gardiner considers the objections to housing associations using some of their empty homes to provide a first step for people who are unable to pay. Posted on From where I sit.
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