what’s the difference between school and home educating?

Another sad story on my post ‘Dyslexia Again’ (November 22nd) from someone troubled with dyslexia having had a tough time in school. The stories about dyslexia keep on appearing on these posts as others see the programme ‘Don’t Call Me Stupid’. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vy8c7

You would think that by now, with our modern understanding, we could have created a system of schooling that suits these learners better rather than what seems to be happening; support for the ones that fit the system and making out others to be stupid.

It’s abhorrent that we still have such an archaic system it makes some kids feel bad.

As far as I see it we want children to become educated. We spend billions on it. But what we’ve spent those billions on is a system so tightly and narrowly structured it could only possibly fit a few kids and writes off the rest.

Surely our billions would be better spent creating an educating climate that is so diverse and inviting it would suit the diversity of our young people’s needs. And the only way we can do that is to scrap this crippling exam orientated system which in truth squeezes real education out.

Someone asked me the other day what was the biggest difference between school and home educating. The biggest difference must surely lie in the fact that school starts with a system of schooling and tries to force all kids to fit it. Whereas home educating starts with the child and creates an education which fits with them.

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