Norfolk Home Learning
Dressed like Convicts and Graded like Eggs!
The reasons many parents turn from school to home ed
Home education certainly leads to happier social relationships - not just for youngsters
but for parents, too. However, there are lots of other reasons for choosing home ed:
Some schools neglect special talents or needs
Q: The teacher said the fast ones & slow ones were upsetting the class.
Q: Some schools are simply sausage factories; they crush individuality
Q: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to
climb a tree it will feel a fool for the rest of its life. (Einstein)
Some parents seek a 'God-centred' approach to learning
Q: God is the greatest home truth of all
They think schools pile on too much pressure
Q: When he was six - yes, six - they called him a dimwit because he couldn't read
They prefer 'hands on' methods
like this home-based way of determining pi by throwing a stick
Q: I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand (Confucius)
They want their teens to realise their full potential
Q: I hate to see him held back and discouraged
(See below for a sneering report on a budding composer.)
They hate school jargon
They want their children to develop naturally
Q They bring more home from the beach or the woods than they did from the classroom.
This way, we have lots of good times together and I find that I'm learning as much as they do.
Standards can sometimes be very low
Q: If the teachers can't spell how can the pupils?
They want their children to stand out
Q: Without a school record, he usually got an interview
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