Thursday, September 18, 2008

Home education success just eight months: "Before she began studying Italian, Anna Bashall could not speak a word of the language. In just eight months the 17-year-old has not only passed a GCSE in the subject, but also been named in the top ten in the UK."

Anna has been home-schooled since she was 13.

Also on the papers, home schooling is nothing radical:

"Johann Hari (Opinion, 11 September) really ought to be a little more careful. Home education in the UK has a long and proud tradition, and there are a huge number of families who are actively involved in a thriving home-education community. The kids have a great time and are bright and well adjusted. They can count, too. [...] These kids are not being "uneducated" or abused. They're just being educated by their parents. Not very radical really.

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