Category: Schooling


Home-schooling has many benefits, especially


Home-schooling has many benefits, especially for bullied children

Home-schooling: Sonia Sodha goes too far in her article: “Is the state sometimes wiser than the parents?” (Commentary). The ban on home education is proposed and suggests that “some may have an adequate education – we do not know.” But we know because there has not been much research showing that this type of education is largely due very effectively.

Government research has shown that every year at least 10,000 children have worse outcomes at GCSE, simply because they are born in the summer. These young people are also less likely to go to college and more likely to be bullied at school.


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We know that more than a quarter of children are bullied in their school life. You can be a smart parent who decides on an alternative school instead of sending your child every day to be beaten. In fact, research on children who have had traumatic experiences, such as bullying, are three times more likely to have psychotic episodes in adulthood.

Evidence is clear that parents may have to take things in hand because the state ignores the evidence.
Dr. Ian Cunningham, Chairman of Governors
Self Learning College

Suggest that parents do not have the “moral right” to keep their children in the house of the school is a point of no liberal amazes me in the Observer. The duty of parents is clearly established in the Education Act of 1996: to assure a child a “full-time education appropriate to his age, ability and aptitude and special educational needs he may have either by attendance Regulate school or otherwise. “Sodha seems to believe that parents are unable to decide whether this right is best served by the traditional school or ‘otherwise’. I am pleased that the law is not paternal.
Philip Ball
SE22 London

Feminism has many faces
As a feminist man many years of activity, arguing the case at meetings, writing about the subject, playing plays, articles and letters to the media, I am disappointed by Catherine Bennett’s seemingly anodyne rejection of my perseverance and effort “The extreme need This makes a man a woman of the year,” comment).

My anger and my conviction on the issue of equality, the disgusting treatment of women through the centuries and even today, and my certainty that no society can be civilized until it is out of fashion that the philosophy of This company is as strong and deeply feminized as shamefully masculinized for centuries are by no means inferior to a woman’s. However, I do not pretend to claim the best way to continue as a woman, what must be changed or what wants to be feminine in our society. A woman knows. And I also know, because my feminism is as valid as any person, man or woman.home-schooling has many benefits, especially for bullied children

Letters: only radical change can halt the tide of prison deaths

Letters: only radical change can halt the tide



Letters: only radical change can halt the tide of prison deaths

Suicides, autodĂ©gradations, homicides and assaults are at record levels (suicide, self-mutilation, stinging and riots – prisons reaching the crisis point, “the news), but death has always been endemic in the penitentiary system.

Suicide, self-mutilation, beatings and riots – prisons reach a critical point
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This number of deaths reflects the desperate sustained reality of overcrowding in prisons, dehumanizing and violent and the inability to protect people in their care. Our organization, inquirer, worked for more than 30 years with families in mourning for the death in prison and considers the traumatic impact they have on family members for generations. Research after the highlights of the survey, systemic failures and misuse of the prison for a range of different groups that simply should not be there.

A steady stream of survey results, investigations, and follow-up reports and inquiries in prisons, Baroness Corston Lord Harris produces rigorous and evidence-based recommendations to protect the health and safety of prisoners and prison staff British. However, the vast majority of them were ignored and not systematically.

Prison is an ineffective and costly intervention that does not work, as evidenced by the high rates of reconciliation. There is an error of the prisoners, the victims and the communities. Attorney General Liz Truss talks about prison reform, but his proposals do not alleviate the current crisis.

The only way to stop the growth and morally indefensible margin of death and violence in prisons is to greatly reduce the prison population to invest in alternatives and transform the nature and culture of prisons so that they become places of last resort where Rehabilitation is more than fantasy rhetoric.
Deborah Coles, Survey Director
Professor Joe Sim, Liverpool John Moores University, Fiduciary Survey
Professor Steve Tombs, Open University, Trustee, InquĂȘte

Orwell vs. Warriors
I completely agree with the statement of the post-election American column Nick Cohen (Commentary), including his assertion that, for liberals, “think of the class, but not instead of class and career would be a step ahead “. Therefore, it may seem pedantic to complain that he prays surprisingly to assist the poem of WH Auden in Spain and what he still more incredibly calls Attack “incarnantement incoherente” of Georges Orwell.

Orwell actually wrote inside the whale that the poem was “one of the few things worth having been written about the Spanish war.” But it was in fact a serious and very coherent criticism: Auden’s phrase “necessary murder” can not be “written by a person to whom murder is more than a word.” Orwell was about to bow in the “braveroyance to which he delivered the English intelligentsia in the period 1935-1939” and believed that “relied heavily on a sense of personal immunity.”

Perhaps it is uncharitable to say that leaving for the United States in 1939, Auden was able to maintain this “immunity”, unlike Orwell, who fought in Spain, remained in London, while persistently applying, but without success, to Serving in the armed forces, despite their poor health. But I know, by Auden and Orwell, the most sensitive people, including liberals, prefer to go to the jungle.



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