Monday, April 27, 2009

Home ed review animation

Found this animation about the home education review on youtube.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

School? No, we learn at home!

"Over the past six years Matthew Jolly has travelled to Sweden, Denmark and New Zealand and will spend four weeks in Texas later this year.

The 18-year-old plays the oboe to Grade 5 standard, has taken up pottery and plays hockey for Fareham Hockey Club. He has six A-to-C grade GCSEs and is studying A-levels in English, chemistry and physics – and yet he hasn't been to school since he was 12."


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Social workers after the home educated

After all, we must prepare the next generation for "life in the newly emergent surveillance society"!

"Elective home education is not in itself a safeguarding issue, but it removes the opportunity for what is a very efficient method for monitoring and surveillance through attendance at school. Consequently, the issue has become conflated with safeguarding concerns which may exist regardless of the method by which a child receives education."


And here's a video about UK school surveillance:

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Educational refugees

German family claim asylum in US over home schooling

"A German family is to seek political asylum in the US claiming they have been persecuted in their homeland for wanting to teach their children at home in accordance with their evangelical Christian beliefs."