Homeschooling vs. Totalitarian Regime
MANY people will know a family in which the children do not go to school and are instead taught by their parents.
A century ago home schooling was the preserve of the rich but now there are a variety of reasons why youngsters are not involved in mainstream education, ranging from illness to religious belief.
Highland Council reported last week that about 100 children were being taught at home across the region but admitted that the figure could be higher as there was no requirement for the education authority to be informed in every case.
Vice-convener Dr Michael Foxley described the figure as “scary” and claimed that in some cases parents’ reasons for keeping their sons and daughters away from school were “flaky”. Read more…