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Labouring under an illusion

by joanie 

Posted: 04 July 2008
Word Count: 22
Summary: Flash Challenge 13

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All these targets
action plans
protocols and

reviews. Every
inspection, each
self-review must

surely mean that
standards have
shot through

the roof

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V`yonne at 18:08 on 04 July 2008  Report this post
Ah, the ticky-box brigade! I think we all know what it means. It means people are so busy trying to keep up appearances, the job isn' t getting done.

joanie at 18:12 on 04 July 2008  Report this post
Absolutely! Hard labour indeed!

Nella at 20:00 on 04 July 2008  Report this post
This is an interesting take on the challenge, Joanie. Standards are an illusion - Yes!!! One hears the teacher in you speaking out! (My parents were teachers, my sisters are. They groan as you do.)
Actually, I think I' d like to share this with my sister in California. She' d appreciate it. Do you mind if I do?

V`yonne at 20:12 on 04 July 2008  Report this post
Nella, teaching isn' t the only job where this is going on although it robs teachers of their stregth and creativity. I left. Unfortunately game plan is widespread.

Nella at 09:06 on 06 July 2008  Report this post
I' m sure you' re right about that, Oonah.

Elsie at 22:13 on 07 July 2008  Report this post
Very pithy. Well done, Joanie.

joanie at 23:22 on 07 July 2008  Report this post
Thanks for reading, everyone! Robin, of course you can send it to your sister!


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