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Open letter to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Home Education

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: By Neil T I am responding to a report, from memory, by a home educator of a recent meeting with the APPG for elective home education, so if I have misrepresented the gist of what was conveyed I apologise in advance and would be happy to be corrected. This . . .

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Date of Post  5 March 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Education |

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Putting professional child abusers on the map

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As Balls, Badman, Birmingham Council and the BBC shamefully continue to breach the bounds of decency in the wake of Khyra Ishaq’s tragic death by cynically seeeking to shift the blame from serial failures on the part of social services  on to home education (because the child had stopped going to school when she was . . .

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Date of Post  26 February 2010 |

Post Category  Category: General |

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Home grown education

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Mary Rose climbs a rung on the rural one-upmanship ladder as she shares aspects of her family’s free range and organic home-based education in rural Gloucestershire.   “Home-grown and organic”   The phrase strikes a familiar and welcome chord when browsing Farmers Markets or supermarket shelves, but when it . . .

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Date of Post  25 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Articles, Education, Environment |

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Slumming it for success

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: By Neil T Slumming It , which was broadcast on Channel 4 this week, made for interesting viewing as it documented the experiences of Kevin McCloud who spent time living in Dharavi, a Mumbai slum where the film Slumdog Millionaire was made. Praised by Prince Charles for its strong . . .

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Date of Post  17 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Environment |

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Light at the end of the school tunnel

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Karen turned to home education as a last resort when her daughter, who has profound special needs, was severely bullied at school to the point of her self-harming and threatening suicide. They quickly turned a negative reason into a positive step for the whole family.   By the time . . .

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Date of Post  10 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Articles, Education, Starting Out |

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We demand the presumption of innocence

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: By Neil T A Tory MP (but s/he could have been from any party) wrote to a constituent: “I do not personally see it as inherently unreasonable that parents should have some public obligation to record their commitment to and responsibility for the education of their children.” A Liberal . . .

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Date of Post  7 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties |

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