"All revolutions, all revolutionaries, are amazing. The ultimate purpose of the revolution is to work to create a better world to live in. To try to move above and beyond the hierarchies and power structures that inevitably cause the vulnerable in any society to suffer."
Thanks to Just Jo of facebook for pointing this out.
There's a bloodless and whispering revolution going on. All across every land. And, as with all revolutions, it has its detractors and its enemies.
It's the fight for children's souls. It's home education.
They'll say all kinds of nasty things against it. They'll tell lies. They'll make you feel guilty for being interested in it.
Sometimes they'll drive you back to pushing your child into school.
More times they won't.
Because you're a free radical. A secret and hearty revolutionary.
Because it's time.
Because it's time to change.
Because you love your children.
Because, deep down, the guilt at treating your child like a number, like a series of marks, will gnaw at you.
Guilt is a good thing. It tells us that something is wrong. It tells us that we can do better. It tells us that our children need to be free. Free radicals. Radical in owning their lives. Radical in thinking for themselves. Radical in being curious. Radical in being real.
There's a whisper of revolution. Then it'll be a murmur. Then it'll talk. Then it'll shout.
Home education. Home education. Home education. Home education. Home education.