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A new beat – Teach First is spurring imitators that should improve the public sector

The Economist: “HOW does ambiguity affect others?” After a moment’s hesitation, the new recruits propose answers—it leads to “cynicism”, “isolation” and “a loss of trust”. Such questions are not normal fare in police training, which focuses more on procedure than on abstract theorising. But this is the first Police Now summer academy. It represents, says Dave Spencer, the co-founder, “the future of police training.”

This article in The Economist looks at how Frontine and other public-sector recruiters, Police Now and Think Ahead, are building upon the work of Teach First to improve the public sector.