Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's on the news

If home-schooling is good for our children it is for us to say
How much more evidence does the Government need before the penny drops: that excessive interference from the centre is causing irreparable damage to our society?

And in one of the many comments:

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation."

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler; the Ralph Manheim translation published by Houghton- Mifflin, 1943. pg 403.

St Albans couple's worry over changes to home education
The couple worry the intrusion and shift of power from them to the local authority would have a massive impact on their children and family life.

New Jamaican book on home-schooling
"PEOPLE said I was crazy when I started home-schooling my son," says author and home-schooling pioneer Barbara Blake Hannah. They changed their opinion when her son was appointed youth technology consultant to the Jamaican government in 1998 at age 13, and was labelled a 'genius' without having experienced a traditional education.

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