Gill, at the Sometimes It’s Peaceful blog posted a transcript of the program broadcast on the BBC’s Radio Five Live.
Debating home education this morning on Julian Worricker’s BBC Radio Five Live programme were:
Julian Worricker (JW), presenting the show,
Tony Mooney (TM), a ‘home education inspector’,
Fiona Nicholson (FN), a home educating parent,
Theo Nicholson (TN), Fiona’s fourteen year old son,
Ayesha Hazarika (AH), a political commentator and comedian who appears to have been invited on the show to discuss Cherie Blair,
and Nick Watt (NW), political editor of the Observer, who was also there originally to discuss Cherie Blair.
It was unclear why these last two people were included in the debate, because it transpired they both knew even less about home education than Tony Mooney and the result was a rather shameful ‘ganging-up’ by those four (Tony Mooney, Julian Worriker, Ayesha Hazarika and Nick Watt) on Fiona and Theo, who were stuck in the Sheffield studio away from the four people in London. What doesn’t come across in the transcript is the issues with sound engineering, which meant that Fiona and Theo’s interjections were often drowned out by the London studio voices.
Transcript at link above.
posted by Valerie