Canadian/American editor, writer, publicist and home-educating mom to four sons, Kelly Green, blogs at Kelly Green and Gold, and her writing is often pure gold: Thoughtful, informative, thought-provoking. On July 3 her post Social Engineering hits all three dead-on-the-money when she addresses the issue of outcomes-based education – or OBE:
“OBE has been foisted on millions of students, students whose parents have never even heard the term, and who have no idea what’s going on. And what really chaps me is when governments try to push OBE-type education onto EVERY child, including children educated at home. And now, in Sweden, the government has declared, with its new law prohibiting home education, that no child can escape the OBE agenda.
“When are people going to rebel? When are we going to say, enough! Give us back our families, our children, our lives! Stop trying to tell us what the “learning outcomes” for our children should be! How dare you assume to know that!”
Outcomes-based education has been the subject of many articles and columns in Home Education Magazine over the years, including:
The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly of OBE, by Ann Lahrson
School-to-Work: Problems and Alternatives, by Larry and Susan Kaseman