EF's thoughts about HE politics
Maybe we need to lift our heads up and look around at the way some others in the world do things and see things and also start to think laterally about our strategy for dealing with government and officialdom.
EF's views resonate more with me than anything I've read on other blogs or on mailing lists and I had a chat with our local government chief ed welfare officer yesterday which reminded me that he is an honourable, well-meaning man who supports HEing parents want to do. These kind of connections between real people are possibly the key to sorting things out in a less confrontational way that works better for us.
As EF points out, the numbers are still vastly against us. The great majority of people conform with the school system and many think that every child should be made to learn in that way. Unless and until that changes, we're going to be in a vulnerable position and we strengthen that, possibly, by making friends not enemies.
I've still got a lot of thinking to do about this and will blog more about it in the next few weeks, but for now, if you like, take a look at EF's post and see what you think.