Thursday, 2 April 2009

Some thoughts on home education...

Some food for thought...

Each week:

450,000 children are bullied in school

Each year:

more than 360,000 children are injured in schools

at least 16 children commit suicide as a result of school bullying

an estimated 1 million children truant

more than 1 in 6 children leave school unable to read, write or add up

When I tell people that we home educate, they often say 'Wow! You're brave! '

When you look at statistics like this I wonder which parent is the braver - the one who keeps their child out of school or the one that doesn't?

As always, some interesting comments on this blog about the threat to home educators in the UK:

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