Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Meaningful Pledge?

Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham gives this commitment:

"Thank you for your email with regards to home education.

I will always look to support forms of education and learning that most benefits and helps the learning needs of the individual. I will be looking closely at any changes put forward by the Government which seeks to change existing teaching methods."

That should mean that he is on our side, but of course we may well have to help him see that Home Education is FAR more effective at supporting the learning needs of individual children so that his statement doesn't just become a matter of classic Labour PR fudge. In this regard, he would do well to read Gill's blog on the subject how government directives so dramatically fail to address the learning needs of individual children and about the importance of autonomous learning.

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