I caught Tim’s HE&OS link to an H.E. site in the U.K., What Took Labour So Long?, and saw Mary’s post, News from Scottlands Schoolhouse Home Education Association. Then, while scrolling through my backlog of emails from the Google alert service, I spied a report from the U.K.
Looks like home ed is popping up all over.
Somerset Mercury, Weston-super-Mare, U.K., 2 February 2007, Dispute over county’s home taught figures
THERE could be up to 3,000 children in Somerset being taught at home as a result of bullying or unsatisfactory schools, it has been claimed.
Additional resources for home schooling are expected to be made available in April. This should allow parents to improve the education they provide and the council hopes it will address the equality of educational opportunities.
The powers-that-be across the Pond seem to be emulating some of their provincial cousins and worrying about what everyone else is doing, but neglecting some of their own responsibilities.
Wasn’t that one of those things that teachers used to discourage? Minding other people’s business? Guess that’s another lesson that didn’t take.
posted by Valerie