expansion of state boarding.

I am not really sure what to make of this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11066745/Boarding-school-plan-to-transform-troubled-childrens-chances.html

while some of us in the anti-boarding movement are not opposed to boarding sixth forms for ALL young people (as in not just those who can afford them). however my two main concerns with the idea of moving ‘troubled’ young people into state boarding would be a) that this denies all value of the home as a place to raise children, or the ‘caring’ aspect of care homes. b) that it feels like removing ‘troubled’ people to change them and make them different, rather than supporting their families and communities. Would be interested to hear your thoughts…

3 thoughts on “expansion of state boarding.

  1. sally, I have a fairly lengthy comment on this issue by an english (in both senses ) prof friend of mine. it might be too long for the website. is there some way I can send it to you so you can decide? mary

    • thanks mary, if you send it to me using the ‘get in touch box’ on the ‘about’ page I will get it, then I can post it as a separate post if its long, SF

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