ANOTHER review; This time What is “suitable” home education?

From the way most of the MSM is reporting Britain is already geared and running toward the next general election which even if Brown hangs on and on, must happen by June next year. There is no sign of a real upturn in the economy and most families I know are truly struggling to make ends meet. The national debt is climbing and the Tories don’t seem to feel the need to fight too hard as they are apparently facing an almost guaranteed win next year. You would think, would you not, that any rational person would be trying to look good for the next election; trying to show some genuine care for the state of the economy and even for the very real mess education is in right now.

But not this lot.

The BBC are running the story that far from backing off from the ridiculous and expensive review of home education there is to be even more. So far I can only find that the BBC is running the story. The Government (having money to burn) are now to decide what it thinks is “Suitable” education. A long time ago I said I was very concerned that this major attack on our rights as parents and the welfare of our children would lead to us being faced with a forced curriculum.  Those of us who have a Christocentric approach and who are not teaching Government approved sex ed and some of the more dubious superstitions around “science” are about to be facing a huge problem.

I know a lot of families are already looking to moving to Scotland and others are looking at getting out of the UK altogether. It becoming increasingly clear that for those who can, they are wise to do so.

Will the Tories undo the damage? I have to say I don’t think they will come after us in the same way; but I certainly don’t think they will undo much damage either.

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One response to “ANOTHER review; This time What is “suitable” home education?

  1. Sorry to hear of the continued interference of the government. I too fear what will happen with home education and have even looked into getting a teaching license which, at this point, may offered some freedoms if more restrictions are placed on homeschoolers. Currently, MN is without the more harsh restrictions that other states have…if you are the child’s parent and don’t have a college degree you are allowed to homeschool, but are required to send in report cards to the school district. If you have a college degree of any sort or have a teaching certificate, you can homeschool without any other requirements (except, however, everyone in the state has to do the yearly testing that is done in the public schools, but oddly there is no requirement to send the results anywhere…just that you do the testing.) Other states have requirements that you keep portfolios of the student’s work, submit curriculum, etc. We are pretty fortunate so far. I believe WI is even more liberal on its homeschooling requirements.

    Scotland doesn’t have the same rules for homeschooling? I guess I thought Scotland was still under the British umbrella in those matters. What about Ireland? What are their rules like? Germany sounds horrible though!

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