Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mad isn’t it, Ted

I’ve just been writing a few of those irritating module descriptors that I know are necessary and, by and large, a good thing, but it got me thinking about how we do things in this country.  I was splitting my … Continue reading

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The Paul Mooney article

I’ve been putting together a new blog post where I hope to actually say something constructive about the challenges facing education in Ireland but it’s hard to avoid Paul Mooney’s article in the Irish Times. The depressing thing about the … Continue reading

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Project Maths

The Project Maths initiative has been in the press recently and the response has been largely negative from the Irish Times letter writers, including a couple of students. Being naturally conservative on matters educational – I’m a member of the … Continue reading

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Where’s The Beef?

This was a phrase that first appeared in a burger ad in the U.S. in the early 1980s and gained fame when Walter Mondale used it to attack Gary Hart in the presidential primaries. I thought of this phrase when … Continue reading

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