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.
The Select Committee day of investigation into the conduct and findings of Graham Badman's Home Education review is fast approaching. Someone has now found this little gem: Please see the attached letter from Graham Badman. Graham would like to make local authorities aware of the forthcoming Select … [Read more...] about Oh dear, Mr Badman, don't the figures add up?
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 education? From … [Read more...] about What's it all for?