There have been some recent demonstrations by young people, pupils and students, who are taking radical action to make their feelings about climate change and the politics surrounding it, known to the wider public. In particular, the lack of priority the government – and educational policies – give to this vital issue. They are drawing... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Home education has been in the news again. Unfortunately this only seems to happen when there are sensationalist and negative headlines to go with it. Unfortunate because home educating is a successful approach that thousands of families choose for their children and it’s unhelpful to see inaccurate and biased reporting. Such was the case recently... Read more »
As new findings come to light there is even more reason to get the children outside for play and learning. We are bombarded with advertisements about cleanliness. Adverts which prey on our sensitivities about being good parents and emotionally blackmail us into feeling that we are less of a parent should we fail to micro-sterile... Read more »
Children’s lives are usually micro managed. Particularly if they are learning in school. For home educated children, this is less so. Most of them have some input into the decision making, planning and execution of their education. Home schooled youngsters also have considerably more unplanned time where they can initiate and take charge of their... Read more »
Whether your child is learning in school, or home educated, it’s likely that they’ll be learning about Darwin and his theory of evolution. It’s also likely that you would consider this to be a valuable – essential – part of your child’s education. Incomprehensible that it would be disputed. However, hard though it is to... Read more »