Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A terrible idea...

For once, I suspect that my readers and I will be in perfect unanimity about a proposal made regarding education in this country.  This is Baroness Morgan's idea that children should start school at the age of two! It may be seen here:


The name of Baroness Morgan seems strangely familiar. Didn't she have something to say on the subject of home education a few years ago?  I'm sure it will come to me directly...


  1. Well, assuming you think it's a horrendous idea, then I agree with you!

    I do think there should be high quality support available for parents, because it's a lot harder than you think it's going to be, and must be worse still if you're on a miniscule income, with no partner or outdoor space to dry washing in or let the child let off steam, so I think putting money into good housing would be better too. The old 'Sure Start' centres looked as if they could work well with the right funding and leadership and there's a local charity to us that provides surrogate grannies to families, to do the stuff like reading to one child while you are with the other. I was lucky enough still to have my mum while my 2 were very small, and the difference she made was incredible, so something like that strikes me as being far better than funnelling children into something that sounds to me like a battery chicken farm.


  2. It is alright Simon - she is on your side really - last time she said

    "Baroness Delyth Morgan said home schooling could be masking a range of evils including sexual exploitation and domestic servitude."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1123182/Home-schooling-cover-child-abuse-sexual-exploitation.html#ixzz2jnxPDF75

    1. Ah Julie, as usual, you have the facts at your fingertips!

    2. Baroness Morgan talks crap Julie

    3. It's a different Baroness Morgan; the OFSTED chair is Sally Morgan, the DCSF one was Delyth. Both are Tony Blair cronies, neither has any significant experience of anything very much and their opinions are largely worthless.

  3. Gosh - not the " ange of evils" one then, but still not exactly sensible!