Wednesday, 26 August 2009
A personal message!
I thought it might be worth reminding some of those who seem to get so ratty with my views on home education, that this is a subject dear to my heart. For over twenty years I have worked in the East End supporting families containing children with special educational needs. As part of this work, I have helped a number of families to deregister their children from special schools so that they can be educated at home. I never for a moment considered sending my own child to a school. What this means is that since the mid eighties, long before it became a fashionable, middle class craze like Pilates or organic food, I have been deeply involved both professionally and personally with home education. The way some people talk, one might think that I was opposed to the whole idea!