We all have plans for the future and hopes for our children. It's kind of what parents do. And it is our responsibility to equip our children for a life in the community that they are part of - sounds like a sound statement of responsibility to me. But how did the Badman home education review(pdf … [Read more...] about Pondering that statement of intent from the home education review.
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I was watching the local news tonight, and it turns out that the two policewomen banned from looking after each other's children live in this area, so were interviewed on the show. They were doing each other a favour - job sharing and childcare sharing, in much the same way women in communities have … [Read more...] about Unwarranted government intrusion into family life.
You know, us home educators who are ranting and raving about invasion of privacy following the Badman review of home education, are we just fringe nutters? I admit we've made some unusual choices in our life. It isn't standard to home educate your children after all. And if you don't home educate … [Read more...] about Are we just a crackpot minority?
The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable- (a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and (b) to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise. So what's a suitable … [Read more...] about What's it all for?
On Weds I was heartened to receive an email from the Select Committee on Children, Schools and Families, advising me of their inquiry into the review. Along with a response from the UK Statistics Authority implying that they are looking into the statistic use of Badman's review, and an increasing … [Read more...] about A chink in the armour?