Home schooling has moved on a great deal in the past 20 years and as numbers grow it is becoming a less isolating choice, with parents getting together in groups and networks to share ideas and using things like kumon, the oriental learning system, which runs nationwide drop-in classes, to help.Seeing this article in the normally very statist Glasgow Herald is especially encouraging.
....It is high time Scotland rethought its old-fashioned approach to home education. We need to learn to think a bit more out of the box. Why not encourage it? Or at least support it? These are committed parents who are often giving up earning power to spend at least part of their time teaching their kids. They are also taking a burden off the state system.
Wednesday 19 March 2003
Say yes to home schooling
It is rather unusual to read something in the Scottish press that is in favour of home schooling: