Monday, 7 January 2013
A good example of a leader of the home educating community
I began the first post of this year by saying;
One of the things which I have observed over the years is the peculiar levels of anger displayed by many of the more high profile home educators in this country.
I then went on to elaborate on this theme, describing the various common factors which I had noticed in those who put themselves forward as being the representatives of the home educating community. I have been called upon to provide evidence for my claims, but that is not really possible without naming all the individuals concerned and matching them up with their disorders. This would have the appearance of a witch-hunt and I shall not be doing it. I am however prepared to give a link to the public and unprompted account of the life of one parent who, while not yet well known outside Doncaster, is Alison Sauer’s latest best friend.
As readers will be aware, Alison Sauer is a genuinely high profile home educator. There is a high turnover in those she trusts and regards as her lieutenants; both Tania Berlow and Jacqui Cox having served in this role at different times. Her latest confidante is a woman called Cheryl Moy. The two of them are currently working on a scheme provisionally called “HE Angels”, in which help and advice is provided to home educating parents who are struggling to cope. The good Lord alone have mercy upon the recipients of such ‘help’!
Here then, in her own words, is the life of a home educating parent who will be familiar to many in Yorkshire. Those who want an unvarnished portrait of British home education could do no better than to read this woman’s personal account of her life and those of her children. As will be seen, she is a very angry woman. Her anger is directed against almost everybody; teachers, psychologists, the fathers of her children and other home educators, to give a few examples. The damage that people like this inflict upon the cause of home education in this country is immense and anybody wondering why local authorities feel uneasy sometimes about children being educated at home would do well to study this. It also provides a lucid account of autonomous education in practice, as opposed to how this pedagogy is presented to outsiders.
But enough of me. Without further ado, let me present to you Cheryl Moy, alias Pink, AKA Chez: