with the flood of press releases today. We've had the government's full response to the Graham Badman review. We've had the announcement of a forthcoming review into the definition of suitable education for home educated children. We've seen Graham Badman's latest attempt at proving that … [Read more...] about It's hard to know where to start
If you haven't seen the list of witnesses for the select committee the phrase read it and weep comes to mind. From Home Education Forums The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows: Monday 12 October 2009 at 4.45pm Wilson Room, Portcullis … [Read more...] about Select Committee witnesses
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.
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?