The Courier-Mail

Back to school at home

- Education · homeschooling

THE idea of re­turn­ing to home­school­ing is enough to send a shiver up the spine of many Queens­land par­ents. But if the Vic­to­rian ex­pe­ri­ence has taught us any­thing, it is that COVID-19 can quickly evade con­tain­ment lines and get out of con­trol.

With this in mind it is wise for Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment of­fi­cials to pre­pare for an­other bout of lockdown re­stric­tions. It is also pru­dent that they are con­duct­ing a re­view of the state’s first at­tempt at home-school­ing during Term 2 ear­lier this year.

There should be much to learn from the mas­sive tech­nol­ogy fail­ures and parental un­cer­tainty that plagued the home-school­ing roll­out in April.

Par­ents and stu­dents alike de­serve bet­ter if schools are once again closed through­out the state.

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