Flicking through the Guardian news app on my mobile phone yesterday, a particular headline caught my attention: "Joy as Sierra Leone's last Ebola patient ends treatment but grief and fear remain".
I was due to take part in a TV debate last week about the likelihood that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on education will be missed. I'd thought about what I wanted to say, considered the likely perspective of the other debate participants, and jotted down the questions we might be asked. Then, at the last minute, it was cancelled! Well, such is life – but I thought I might as well put the thinking I'd done to good use by penning a blog post on the subject.