Saturday, August 01, 2009

In the governments hands

Last week, British homeschoolers were alarmed to find that the British Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families accept a report on British education created by Graham Badman, a former Managing Director of Children, Families and Education in the County of Kent.

The report recommended that the national government forcibly register all children that are not attending class in state schools and also suggested a mandate that homeschools be further regulated. Additionally, it was recommended that the state assume the power to enter the private homes of homeschooled children in order to make sure that government strictures are being observed.

The underlying source by which Badman claims legitimacy for his report is the UNCRC. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association here in the states, the treaty "will be used to significantly restrict the freedom to homeschool in England."

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