The voters of Washington DC dealt a painful blow to the cause of school reform on September 14th. Adrian Fenty, the current mayor of America’s capital, was defeated in a Democratic primary election, which means he will be out of a job at the end of the year. Almost certainly, though there is some debate […]
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Big Society, Big Idea?
If government isn’t the answer to all society’s ills, how can citizens take control and find real solutions to problems as diverse as loneliness and youth crime? Well, the Big Society Network that launched in London on Thursday thinks it has the answer – half public awareness campaign, half social networking site, half thinktank, half old-fashioned mutual society, […]
Edible Yoghurt Pots and Other Great Ideas
Ten percent of all government aid should go to promoting social businesses, argued microfinance pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus at yesterday’s panel on innovation at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York. This echoed our call for new, innovative ways to deliver aid based on partnerships between government and the private sector. Professor Yunus’s model […]