Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Home Ed News

U.K. home-schoolers come to Tokyo for robot comp

"While most other groups at the competition were from school-based robotics/science clubs, the British team, named Tech HEds, had one unique characteristic: All of them are home-schoolers, who, rather than attend school, study at their own homes.

How can they become so good at complex stuff such as robotics without going to school? Precisely because they don't go to school, according to parents of Tech HEds children. Members and their parents have opted for home education for a variety of reasons. Heidi De Wet decided to remove her two children from their school after she found that it was not providing enough support for her older boy, who has Asperger's syndrome, a developmental disorder that affects a child's ability to socialize and communicate with others. It is considered a mild form of autism."

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