Education otherwise than by schooling

Education

Manchester’s Truancy poster

While heading in to town with my unschooled daughter we had a chuckle at a poster that had appeared by the bus stop… The Truancy The Facts website mentioned on the poster links back to the Manchester City Council site. Alas their school education appears not to cover and so they happily start a sentence […]

Education, Regular Everyday Stuff

Elect

The Guardian’s [W:Ben Goldacre] piece today threw up some interesting links. The VoteMatch site is like an online dating service for you to be matched to your ideal local candidate. One particularly taxing question was the old tax breaks for educating children outside the school system…. I remain open minded about such things. While the […]

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The bare truth (will out)

It seems to me that the home education community (whoever they are!) lack a certain degree of imagination in their protestations against the [W:Badman Review]. “They sign those petitions ’til they’re sad in the face. And still they seem to be getting no place.” So “If public policy gets on your nerves. And no one […]

Education

Aptitude and Ability

Last weekend threw up an interesting contrast. On Radio Three’s Private Passions available on iPlayer (until 6th December) Bill Bailey described his schooling (the independent King Edward’s School, Bath) where his talents were recognised and encouraged. On the other hand since her first audition for the X Factor: one felt that Stacey Solomon had somewhere […]