13 May 2011

UPDATE: Due to this BS thing where I can do everything with this blog except publish a post, I have moved home to Wordpress: http://ncnblogger.wordpress.com/ (this will remain as an archive and be damn sure I will still read all your wonderful blogs as ever). Those who have linked me please update the link. Thanks all. Looking forward to continued blogging in the future.

2 May

Today's news is that Osama is dead. Well it's sort of 10 year old news, but there you go. Supposedly one of the very mind controlled special forces shot him in the head, although given the notorious nature of the invading forces' willingness to kill someone then play dress up afterwards, who knows it may have been a woman who they drew a beard on with marker pen. Photo looks 'shopped but what do I know. Then again corpses just like your TV dinner keep very well in the freezer...lol...


http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/osama_dead.php

Anyway I'm off to get kidney dialysis using only sand and donkey piss while being hunted by all the satellites and spy planes that a trillion dollar military budget can buy, for ten years. Ciao


PS does this mean the war on terror is over now and 'we' can come home and dismantle the police state and not have RFID passports and iris scans and creepy wiretaps anymore? (Comptroller says no)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Home Schoolers Under Attack

That's right, we're gonna get you where you belong - in one of our indoctrination camps/er, I mean state schools.



(Image: State schools, come on in!)


Independent: Is the Government Right to be Concerned About Home-Schooling?

I don't usually feel inclined to applaud mainstream reporting. But, bravo to the Independent here! Just to quote the best bits of the article:

But home-schooling families feel persecuted, according to Ann Newstead, of charity Education Otherwise. "The authorities say that if they can see a child every day in school then they can look for subtle changes that indicate abuse, but 99.9 per cent of cases of abuse and neglect are happening to children in school," she says. "There is no evidence of abuse in home-schooled families, and when you push people for this they just say: 'Well, statistically it has to be happening.'"

The Spry case, she claims, was about welfare failure not home schooling. New home education guidelines were brought in only two years ago. "Many of us think that the real aim of this review is to gain educational control over parents. The authorities didn't get the powers they wanted last time, so now they are using welfare as their trump card. They want some form of compulsory monitoring. They are under pressure to get results, and they live by outcomes and performance indicators."
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US research shows that home-educated children – even less advantaged ones – markedly outperform children in school by the age of 14. Research by Paula Rothermel of Durham University has similar findings. "They do very well compared with the norms for state school children. It may be school dumbs children down, or it may be to do with how the brain works when left to its own devices."

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The only thing everyone agrees on is that the numbers of home-schooling children are rising fast. Katie Bell's children may soon not be counted among them, however. If the authorities take away her freedom to educate her children as she wants she says she's off to Canada. "They even give you money for home schooling there," she says.

In my own experience, state education is not very productive and does little else other than churn out robots and fail anyone who will not conform to the system (and no, I didn't fail, I reluctantly conformed). It needs reform, and definitely the National Curriculum should be removed. I mean, think about it, government control over what is taught in classrooms?!

This is the real world. Some parents abuse children. It's a crime and should be punished, and the children should be protected. But why would state intervention in the family EVER, except in the very worst cases, benefit the child? God knows how many children in care are on Ritalin or some other wonder pill. What this issue has to do with persecuting homeschoolers, I don't know.

2 comments:

DotConnector said...

The reason that there is such a huge attack on Homeschooling going on is what you said earlier in the post about indoctrination into the system, It's also about the state interfering in every little aspect of our lives. There is also neuro linguisting programming in the original article as subconciously people that read it make a subconcious 'Anchor' between home schooling and child abuse.

Keep up the great work!

AdamS said...

Good point about the subconscious link, yes it's a well known fact that 'if your child doesn't attend one of our schools, their parents are abusive'.

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