â€œHome educatorsâ€¦have a very narrow definition of what education is.â€
Now, perhaps it is just me, but forgive me for a moment. Most home educators have been educated in the school system, am i right? If so, just whose fault is it if they have “a very narrow definition of what education is”? Could it be, perhaps, that it might be the fault of the system that educated them? I mean, after all, by Mr Dixon logic, school is where you learn everything, so therefore school ought to have taught them the definition of education, one would have thought. And modelled them a nice positive version of broad and balanced education while it was at it.
And if that is true, then they ought to be perfectly placed to educate their own children, because they know exactly what education should be. And if Mr Dixon is going to disagree with that, then presumably he’d have to agree that in fact education in schools doesn’t teach you everything you need to know, in which case, i can’t necessarily see a good reason for being there.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr Dixon.