19 Aug 2008

Just a quickie (oo-er!)

I haven't posted much lately, hopefully I'll have time for a big catch up at the weekend after my birthday. In the meantime, here's a quote I found today, which led to some thinking - an event which really needs to be applauded with a loud fanfare! :

"Parents are responsible for their children’s education. Not the government. Wouldn't it be great if more parents knew that and did something about it?

(Gayle Joubert)"

Thanks to Home Education UK for that one.


  1. This is a cute quote. Are you the head of a homeschooling family? We are natural learners and very occasionally I wonder what on earth I'm doing it for and then I get an early night and it's all good again. Here are my favorite two homeschooling quotes that you can blog about if you like.

    "Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself."
    Dewey, John

    "When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family."
    Maciver, Robert M.

  2. No, magic mummy, I'm not that brave, I don't have the stamina or the patience. I do my best when they're at home with me, but boy, I'm so glad child no. 1 will be starting full-time infant school next Tuesday! Thanks for the quotes, I wholeheartedly agree with both of them.