This is a brilliant piece by a passionate father and educator. If anyone has any interest at all in how we educate OUR young people then this provides the best argument I have read for a long time, and yes it is very emotive, and yes it should be!
Please read very closely and keep this blog in mind when voting in the 2015 Election.
This is exactly the arguments that THIS Education blog has been set up to change policy on.
Well done to @disidealist!
My children are adopted. They were adopted at the ages of three, four and six. As with nearly all children adopted in this country over the last couple of decades, this means that their early life experiences were pretty terrible. As each was born, their collective experience of life became more damaging, as their circumstances worsened. So the eldest is least affected as her first years were perhaps less difficult experiences, while the youngest is most affected, as her entire first two years of life were appalling. I’m not going to go into detail here about their specific early life experiences, but if you want to read up on the sort of effects which can result from serious neglect or abuse, then you could read this .
Why am I writing this ? Especially now after midnight in the middle of the Easter holidays ? It’s because I’m so angry I…
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