A Flawed Defense of Safe Spaces in the New York Times

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Wesleyan University president Michael S. Roth offers a defense of “safe enough” spaces on our college and university campuses. Roth seeks to establish a middle ground between proponents who aspire “to [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:54+01:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Northern Ireland risks being left behind because children are not required to learn a second language in primary school

In Northern Ireland, learning a second language is not a statutory part of the primary school curriculum. shutterstock The European Union recommends for every citizen to be able to communicate in two languages in addition to [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:24+01:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Is it time to change Trinity’s ‘horrendous’ graduation ceremony?

Awarding degrees in descending order of merit can amount to ‘public shaming’, say some students   Trinity College Dublin’s graduation ceremonies are steeped in cherished tradition: the Latin ceremony, the front square procession and the strict black [...]

2019-09-10T17:50:10+01:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Urgent action needed as secondary schools lack teachers

Teacher supply dwindling under high cost of courses and lure of better pay abroad Getting set for the Teachers’ Union of Ireland annual congress in Killarney: a poll indicates half of schools struggle with teacher [...]

2019-04-29T13:27:29+01:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Christmas celebrations will be scrapped under new ethos – Catholic schools warn

Hostile reaction: St Marnock’s National School in Portmarnock, Dublin, has made its opposition clear to parents. Photo: Owen Breslin   Catholic schools are driving opposition to a proposed switch in patronage by warning parents [...]

2019-04-03T11:31:56+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Should history be compulsory for Junior Cert students?

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is considering reinstating history as a core subject. Two education observers offer the case for and against A Constance Markievicz 1918 election poster, erected last year to mark a special [...]

2019-04-03T11:31:56+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Schools to replace ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ with ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’

The French government has started proceedings to change the law to get 'mother' and 'father' removed from all school paperwork The change will appear on school paperwork (Image: Getty Images) The words 'mother' and [...]

2019-04-03T11:23:05+01:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Thoughtcrime and Punishment: A Year Of Shunning and Law Suits at a Canadian University

Featured image by Andy Ngo In late 2017, I found myself at the centre of a controversy at Wilfrid Laurier University, where I was an M.A. student and teaching assistant (TA) in the Communication [...]

2019-02-25T09:42:10+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |