Consultation response.

The consultation is available for responses online. My response follows. I was submission 2042, my understanding is that the usual type of number responding to these things is around 300. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get ten times that number? Please, pass it on to your friends, your relatives, your home ed groups […]

Select Committee witnesses

If you haven’t seen the list of witnesses for the select committee the phrase read it and weep comes to mind. From Home Education Forums The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows: Monday 12 October 2009 at 4.45pm Wilson Room, Portcullis House Witnesses: Graham Badman CBE; Ms Diana […]

Unwarranted government intrusion into family life.

I was watching the local news tonight, and it turns out that the two policewomen banned from looking after each other’s children live in this area, so were interviewed on the show. They were doing each other a favour – job sharing and childcare sharing, in much the same way women in communities have done […]

Are we just a crackpot minority?

You know, us home educators who are ranting and raving about invasion of privacy following the Badman review of home education, are we just fringe nutters? I admit we’ve made some unusual choices in our life. It isn’t standard to home educate your children after all. And if you don’t home educate them, finding a […]

Complaint to The UK Statistics Authority

Hi I am writing to express my concern at the statistics used to inform Graham Badman’s review of home education, released 11 June 2009. The review can be found here as a free download. and the particularly disturbing section, on which the vast majority of the call to action and most upsetting recommendations are based […]

Disappointed by the LibDems.

I wrote to David Laws, the education spokesperson, as follows, a week ago. Dear Mr Laws I am writing to you in your capacity as Lib Dem spokesperson for education and children’s matters, to inquire as to whether you have come across the Government’s latest consultation on home education. This is the third consultation in […]

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