What *is* it that politicians think I'm doing with my children? I think I'm home educating them. Educating them otherwise than at school, as is my legal right. Well some of them. Tigerboy is too young to count, and Big is now in school, and don't get me started on that. It is a parental … [Read more...] about First it was allegations of abuse, now it's radicalisation – the dangers of home education
Stealing your freedom
Generally speaking, I'd rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics ;) but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate … [Read more...] about Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.
Only if you're a Labour politician. To: Department for Education Home Education 210289 Barry Sheerman To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to collect information on the (a) number, (b) religion and (c) ethnicity of children being homeschooled in … [Read more...] about Home education on the rise – a cause for concern?
That's the sound of your civil liberties eroding. Back in April the ECJ (european court of justice?) ruled that a part of our current legislation, the Data Retention Directive, was breaching human rights with regards to privacy. Our government's response is to attempt to rush through emergency … [Read more...] about Drip, drip, drip….
Well, not me. My blog. And not so much vanish as get filed in the bottom drawer of a locked filing cabinet in a disused laboratory with a sign on the door... Wondering what I'm talking about? It's the government's latest wheeze to protect the children. Won't you think of the children, they … [Read more...] about And just like that, I could vanish.