This week the submissions to the select committee inquiry have been made public. Many ppl have blogged their shock about some of the contents, or their pleasure in reading some of the reasoned arguments against the Badman review. Ppl have also wondered why the whole thing hasn't just been thrown out … [Read more...] about I thought I'd seen it all.
home education review
School v education. Homeschool v home education. Different images aren't they? To me anyway, although mainstream media and politicians in this country for some reason do not seem to see this. Setting aside the implied discourtesy in using a term not in use by the ppl concerned, is this because … [Read more...] about What's in a word?
A very short while ago I rejoined an email group that I was last a member of over 10 years ago. It's the list that I met Tim on (awww...) and hence Big is known to them as listbabe :) After a suitable pause, I brought up the topic of home education there, hoping that I might be able to spur some … [Read more...] about People like us.
The consultation is available for responses online. My response follows. I was submission 2042, my understanding is that the usual type of number responding to these things is around 300. Wouldn't it be great if we could get ten times that number? Please, pass it on to your friends, your … [Read more...] about Consultation response.
Inspired by Helen's letter to Ed Balls from her blog. Dear Mr Balls I will not give up this fight. These are my children, not yours, not the state's. I will choose with them what they learn, and we will not follow any curriculum determined by remote politicians in Westminster, even though we … [Read more...] about Dear Mr Ed Balls and the DCSF- No thank you