10 July 2009

History of compulsory schooling

This short documentary explains the history of compulsory schooling and advocates choice in education.

Global Petition to support home educators (homeschoolers) in England

UK Petition to the Prime Minister

*The inspiration for Conscious Friday comes from Se'Lah at Necessary Room.


  1. I am currently reading Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction. It's more of an American history of cumpulsory schooling, but gets into the Prussian roots. Very scary stuff.

    We'll definitely be homeschooling all the way.

  2. Fabulous fabulous fabulous! Thank you for the video!

  3. I'm interested to follow this petition and see how it turns out.

    Wish I could homeschool on a full-time basis. You are teaching me so much. Thanks.