Who'd home school their kids?
This is the question that was asked on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff this morning.
Before I start I would like to say that in the UK people tend to use home educate instead of home school as that gives the impression of school type education at home which is generally not the case over here.
After reading on a home ed group that this discussion would be on, I decided to tune in and see how it went. I will be honest I did expect a negative piece but I was pleasantly surprised, Christopher Lloyd was on the show talking about home educating his children and spoke with such passion and enthusiasm that he seemed to convince the rest of the panel that home education is actually pretty awesome and I saw positive comments both on Facebook and Twitter.
In answer to the original question posed by the show, well any kind of parent really, anyone can home educate if they wish. You don't have to be rich or super intelligent or even have a stay at home parent. Join any home education Facebook group and you'll soon see that in the UK home edders really are an eclectic bunch of people.
I have made no secret of my hopes to try home education and I'm really glad to see that it is being put across as a viable option for everyone.