Monthly Archives: July 2013

Finally, some good news about abortion access

Ireland’s president Michael Higgins has passed new laws that allow abortion in cases when a  woman’s life is threatened by her pregnancy, including when she’s deemed to be at risk of committing suicide. (The Supreme Court had ruled in 1992 … Continue reading

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Math Semidreams

Some of what I’ve been working on lately has relied on the fact that when I move a point, all of its reflections move too. The other night I woke up in the middle of the night and both of … Continue reading

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Primary education and standardised tests

The government is worried that standards in primary schools aren’t high enough. So what should they do about it? Put more money and effort into training and retaining excellent teachers, headteachers, and support staff? Find a system to recognise struggling … Continue reading

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