Home Education in Trouble - Of the Polis, Not a Mob
What I say here is pitched at the international level. It is inspired by online behaviour of a mob of UK home educators. Home education as education is not a mob and it never should be. If it ever is, it is wholly mistaken. If it ever is, it is not talking about education.
What is the difference between personal behaviours and educational affiliation to a particular pathway, when education is organised through the personal? Home education is conducted as learning, growing, seeing, believing and understanding, through the personal. That is its strength. It is also a fundamental potential weakness. A weakness wherein the state can and has and possibly intends to intervene...
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