Saturday, June 06, 2009

(Home) school's out forever?

"If Graham Badman's recommendations for home tuition are adopted by the government, a whole way of life is under threat.

If this is the case, to a large extent it will remove from parents the responsibility for how their children are educated. For many, without the freedom to learn autonomously, the very reason for home education will cease to exist.

We'll have to wait and see how far any new legislation will go, and how hard home educators will resist it, but let's hope we don't end up with a situation like that in Germany, where the ban on home education means for many parents the only option is to emigrate."


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