Today program available for next couple of weeks here First part here Interviewer: All right then, Cllr Watts, thank you. Let's talk to Robert Halfon MP, chair of the education select committee, morning to you. RH: Good morning, hello there. I: You've started an inquiry haven't you, … [Read more...] about Transcript of interview with MP Robert Halfon, chair of education select committee on BBC radio 4 today show 16th November
home education review
What *is* it that politicians think I'm doing with my children? I think I'm home educating them. Educating them otherwise than at school, as is my legal right. Well some of them. Tigerboy is too young to count, and Big is now in school, and don't get me started on that. It is a parental … [Read more...] about First it was allegations of abuse, now it's radicalisation – the dangers of home education
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 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.
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?