Legality

A few tips

Trying to be practical, for once in a way: Here are a few things I learned from our ERO review which might be helpful for others in the wars. 1) I made a list, an almost exhaustive list, of all the things the child does, from picking up the gumboots to playing with playdough. The … Continue reading

Legality

A little unease

I’ve just been reading the newsletter of NCHENZ (National Council of Home Educators New Zealand) and was very interested to read about the meetings they had had with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Education Review Office. In light of the difficulties several of us have been having with the Dunedin office, I was … Continue reading

Legality

My relief

WE GOT the exemption. (See previous two posts.) Sighs of relief resound, but grumbles still abound. I could have got it so much more easily. I could have played their game. I could have said things like “Of course! I see it now! I should give my children spelling tests every week, because no-one can … Continue reading

Legality

My fault

Okay, it’s my own stupid fault I’m having so much trouble getting this exemption (see previous post). I just can’t make myself answer those people as if their worldview was right. They’re starting from the premise that children won’t learn unless an adult forces them to, and that the adult won’t do that unless bribed … Continue reading