Since I got back from camp last week (this night a week ago I was detouring around Coventry I think) I've struggled to hit my writing balance. It's no secret to regular readers that I find it difficult to keep true to the things I want to do, while also doing a bit of commercial stuff that brings … [Read more...] about EUVAT and exhaustion
Generally speaking, I'd rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics ;) but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate … [Read more...] about Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.
This isn't really news, because it's not new. It seems to be fairly endemic throughout all levels of government. For example, this wonderful exchange between the Chairman of the Select Committee and the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove. Q98 Chair: One is: if "good" requires pupil … [Read more...] about News: Dept of Education official fails to understand concept of average
Yesterday there was a by election in Clacton, and UKIP won its first MP, Douglas Carswell who had previously held the seat for the Conservatives, and who triggered the by election by standing down when he defected to UKIP. No, it's not the fact that UKIP has an MP that gives me hope. That makes … [Read more...] about Why Clacton gives me hope.
That's the sound of your civil liberties eroding. Back in April the ECJ (european court of justice?) ruled that a part of our current legislation, the Data Retention Directive, was breaching human rights with regards to privacy. Our government's response is to attempt to rush through emergency … [Read more...] about Drip, drip, drip….