Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

From the Guardian

Thank goodness some people are talking sense.

Alan Thomas and Harriet Pattison:

"Evidence including our own suggests strongly that this kind of education (home education) prepares children to enter further and higher education, or the workforce – and offers them the freedom to learn in the ways that suit them best. Yet there is a consistent failure on the part of local authorities and government reviews to grasp even the basis of the ideas that can underlie a different kind of education. Even the language of the serious case review demonstrates this failure of understanding. Small wonder that home-educating parents are afraid of conferring power on people who do not know what it is that they are judging."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Free Maths Sites

Smart kiddie maths, KS2 and 3, free for a year here.

The Khan Academy videos, most levels of school maths, plus biology and history.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Maggie Atkinson under Review

Here's an idea. Don't bother with a review. Just get rid of her. She never represented anyone else's views other than her own and these were frankly terrible: bullying, statist, interventionist.