Sunday, June 14, 2009

Home education news

Home schooling vs. the state
This Labour government has been especially bad at dealing with difference, and its latest stance against home schooling is indicative of this lack of tolerance and understanding.

Parents who home educate children to be forced to register
Fiona Nicholson, of support group Education Otherwise, said: "If they introduce a registration system, it would completely shift the balance of power. The state is coming into family life and trying to regulate it. It is an extraordinary invasion of the family."

You can't hear the jackboots, but this is still oppression
Private life, the family home, freedom of conscience and action, have never been so menaced. But... we don't see it for what it is. It is time we did.

There's no education like home schooling
Instead of hedging in home educators with inspections, we should applaud the parents who decide to take on their children’s education rather than packing them off to school all day.

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