Click on the links below to read some of our interviews with parents to find out why progression in education is important to them and what they think an education reform should look like.
“Rather than just following what has always been done and thinking that is the only way, we should all ask ourselves what ways of learning are the most supportive of our children.”
“I would like to see a complete reversal in the school climate of test orientated learning… Opportunities for young people to be better in charge of their subjects.”
“Be aware that schooling is not compulsory. Education is and it can take many forms. The most valuable parts of education often happen outside of, and in between any curriculum.”
“The current school system is stuck in a wrong paradigm, in a wrong idea about the child’s needs.”
“Essentially [unschooling] means that education is consent based and curiosity led. Our children decide what, how and with whom they learn. Learning in our family is a partnership.”
“Children need to be allowed to be children, and learn things naturally rather than force-fed information that is often useless for general life and forgotten once the test has been taken.”
“Through having a balance of both learning at school and home, she has more opportunity to be a child.”
“I would encourage parents that want to home educate to do so. You don’t have to be a trained teacher. And keep learning yourself. Show your kids that they don’t stop learning. It’s a lifelong pursuit.”
Read more personal stories here.