Thursday, June 11, 2009

Home education news

Home education crackdown over abuse fear
Parents educating their children at home face a Government crackdown following claims lessons could be a "cover for abuse". For the first time, all parents will be forced to register children with local councils.

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Home pupils to register
PARENTS who want to home-school their child will soon have to register with their council.

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Review urges mandatory registration for home educators
Proposals designed to tackle safeguarding concerns in small minority of cases

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MPs concerned over home school probe
Mark Field MP raised concerns about a Government probe into home education at a Westminster Hall debate yesterday. Home schooling parents risk being hounded by the authorities as the Government conducts its third review of home education in four years, a Conservative MP said yesterday.

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U.K. Government Tightens Leash on Homeschoolers: Fears Raised of Germany-Style Clampdown
Under newly announced Labour government rules, local council authorities are authorized to enter private homes to interview children, without parents present, on their safety and “quality of education.” The new regulations have raised fears among Britain’s homeschooling community of a government attack on the rights of parents to educate their children at home.

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Half way between home and school
Imagine an education where you could focus on what you wanted to, learn about anything you wanted, and at the end take nationally recognised qualifications and enter university.

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