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Do you see life declined in the mirror? My sad ugliness the sheer answer muttering. ‘I was dead. I took your identity. Only the ugliness remains. Because ugliness is repetition to maintain precarious occupation. I wanted to say “It wasn’t like that – I didn’t mean. There was another side” without a […]
Enda Kenny was speaking yesterday about the economy. He was at the Humbert Summer School, and although he didn’t mention free laptops for schoolkids, or annual reports, or segregation, or hijabs, he did however criticise the government, calling it “devoid of ideas.”
Now, we all know about Fine Gael and ideas. The average Fine Gaeler has […]
All this talk of Fine Gael and education got me thinking about their manifesto last year. So, I went onto their site and downloaded the thing. And what was the burning issue for Fine Gael with regard to education? Was it overcrowding? Was it underfunding? Was it maybe the deplorable state of assessment? Well, here […]
Following on from comments by Bryan Hayes on segregation, and Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames on language tests at airports for immigrants, Fine Gael head office has released a video to help the Gaelicly-Gaels spot Johnny Foreigner when they see him - be it in the classroom, or at the airport, or on the train. (Small note […]
Laughing my ass off at Brian Hayes’ comments yesterday about his proposal to introduce segregation to Irish schools. Dr. James O’Higgins-Norman, is quoted in todays Irish Independent as saying that the call for segregation was “clearly, although maybe not intentionally, racist in nature”. John Carr of the INTO said that the segregation call was “”discriminatory, […]
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought […]
Cheers to Gavin’s Blog for this one.
I’m just about to go to bed, but before I do, a quote from John Waters’ article in the Irish Times this morning.
There has been much said this past week about democracy and the will of the people. The people have spoken and the people cannot be wrong. But, […]
When I was a child, although this idea was rarely explicitly articulated, schooling and education were not regarded as co-terminous. There was a much broader concept of education rooted in the family, in the community, and in the traditions and rituals of Catholicism.
If you get a chance, have a read of John Waters´column in the […]
I met up with a friend of mine this evening and we headed into the Hut in Phisboro. While we were sitting and talking the topic of the WII fit came up. I was telling him that I was walking through the ILAC centre yesterday and there was a demonstration of the WII Fit going […]