Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Why point the finger at home-educators?

We should not be surprised that schools are the latest instrument for checking up on families, says Bernard Trafford


Friday, March 13, 2009

Home education best

"A WEST DORSET couple believe that educating children at home is better than sending them to traditional ‘sausage factory’ schools."


Judge Ordered Homeschool Mom to Place Kids in Public School

A judge has ordered a mom to place her three home-schooled children in public school – even though the kids were excelling.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rise in home education across Derbyshire

"WHEN Andy Jones found himself at a loose end after winding up his computer business, he decided to become a teacher – at home. He took his three daughters out of school and set up a classroom in his Alvaston home. He has never looked back and says his pupils are now thriving.

"It was the best thing I ever did," said the 34-year-old.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why I educate my children at home

"A TYPICAL day for the Joyce children might include maths, English, art and maybe an outside activity. It’s an average school day but in fact Eden, 11, Callum, eight and Clark, five, don’t go to school – the youngsters are among a growing number of children being educated at home."


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Autistic girl 'shut in room after getting upset at school'

"An autistic girl felt like a prisoner after being shut in a tiny, windowless room for getting upset at school, a tribunal heard."