First some history: here’s Charlotte Hobson review of Stalin by Oleg Khlevniuk: He understood the power of terror so well because he constantly feared for his own life.
Next is equality in Ireland. Irish legislation allows for discrimination in schools, so Section 37.1 of the Employment Equality Act (2004) must be deleted immediately, from Voice for Teachers blog.
Andy Tharby writes about the value and tribulations of assessment for teachers: Assessment – it’s all in our heads.
This is DJ Gallo in the Guardian: Numb3rs for l3tter5: how Nike started sport’s most annoying trend.
Aidan Regan says we got the crash wrong and we’re getting the recovery wrong too: Ireland’s ‘recovery’ wasn’t austerity but public sector policy.
This is gold: Roddy Doyle on Bill O’Herlihy.
And finally a photoessay from Foreign Policy on The Forgotten Kingdom of Sikkim.
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