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We’re not anti-school, but here are 15 reservations we have about it!

There’s a common assumption that if you’re a home educator you’re bound to be anti-school. That’s not the case. Most home educators appreciate that schools work very well for most families. And their decision to home educate is not a … Continue reading

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School Snapchat bans are a waste of time

If you aren’t on Snapchat, then the chances are the first thing you learn about it is via shocking headlines warning of “bullying threats” and “sexting dangers”. Snapchat is the social network that lets you send pictures and videos to … Continue reading

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A call to develop character over more academic gain

One of the many reasons cited by parents as influencing their decision to home educate is their concern over the narrow focus of the curriculum in school on purely academic outcomes. Many feel that this neglects the wider education of … Continue reading

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It’s official: Pay disputes are going to affect more than just your lectures

It seems like pretty much every week I’m writing about this, doesn’t it? I’ve long seen the current dispute between University staff and their employers as being one of the most damaging in recent educational times – it’s just a … Continue reading

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Student Loans Company – An unfolding disaster

University is not cheap. Starting with this obvious statement seems like a no-brainer, but a lot of people underestimate just how much students are going to have to spend on University education. Currently, you’ve got a maximum of £9,000 tuition fees, … Continue reading

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