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Chris Green BS: Home Education UK (623* d) RE: BS: Home Education UK 29 Sep 09

I'm with theleveller. I work in education myself and so did both of my parents. Education works best when it's a genuine partnership between kids, parents and teachers.

The only direct case of home-schooling I have personal experience of is a friend of mine whose wife insisted that their kids be taken out of school at the age of 7 and 5 respectively so that she could educate them herself (my friend had a pretty full-on job and she was a housewife). The fact that she'd left school without taking any GCSEs, had never a job and was without a doubt one of the most moronic people I've ever encountered didn't seem to deter her. Sadly it also didn't seem to deter the local LEA from letting her give it a go!

A couple of years later she found herself a new bloke and ditched my friend. And guess what? Suddenly she decided it was time for the kids to go back into full-time education at school! Given that they'd learned nothing at all during their period of home education except some rather choice language, they're now finding it very hard to readjust to mainstream education, not least because of their complete lack of social skills (as they've spent no time with other kids for two years.)


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