A libertarian leaning, common preference seeking, pro-science, pro-critical rationalism, humanist blog, which is mainly, but by no means exclusively, about home educating in the UK.
Lord Soley says-I am sure it will resurface when the House comes back in October. Indeed it may come back when the Commons returns in SeptemberDoes he know something that HE dont? has he been told something by the con/Lib Gove that something a foot to deal with home Educators? he must have heard something about home eudcation to say this?
This does seem to be in the air, I'm afraid Anon. We should be prepared. and I have already heard of people talking about not co-operating.
what have you heard Carlotta? is Gove going to be puting forward a new law on home education? i think i will write to him to try and find outI thought Gove was against new laws on home education?
After reading the SCR on Khyra Ishaq, Michael Gove said: 'We respect the right of parents to educate their children at home and most do a very good job, some of them picking up the pieces where children have had problems at school. Clearly lessons need to be learned by the tragic events in this case, and I will consider the letter I expect to receive from Birmingham shortly, to see what changes need to be made to the existing arrangements and reply in due course.'Note well the words, 'to see what changes need to be made to the existing arrangements'. Not'if' such changes need to be made. This is big change from his earlier statements, where he suggested that it might be necessary to aleter the existing arrangements. Sounds like a man with a plan!
More diturbing by far than his views on the monitoring of home educators is the fact that Lord Soley has an apparently tenuous graps of the English language;'Those many well meaning people who wrote voracious comments 'Does he really mean 'voracious'? or is he perhaps a semi-literate individual trying to write 'ferocious'?
dont you think Webb should be banned from your web Site Carlotta?
Dear last Anon,I have enjoyed discussions with Simon so far and most haven't gone beyond the bounds of acceptability, I believe, though we have both infringed various rules at times!
Waterloo road on the BBC is runing a story about home education the 2 children have a week to see if they like the state school! the father is against the childre nbeing at school but the mother wants them to go! this show is watched by millions of people why is the BBC shwing this now?
Dani and I suspect he meant to write vociferous.
the children from Waterloo road on the BBC who where home educated will be staying at school the girl almost killed herself of cold when she got lost looking for her father a teacher saved her!
re: vociferous/voracious..Yes, guess that's v. likely. Mind you, you have voracious readers. Not much of a stretch to think of voracious commentators, for example.See second definition here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/voracious2. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit;If this was indeed SW in comments (am not sure he wasn't set up..as the joke was too good/the spelling too bad), am beginning to suspect that he has a penchant for a very narrow and literal use of language and can therefore see why he didn't take to Shakespeare much. (I hope I have remembered this correctly and am not traducing him in this regard!)
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