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What if…?

By Barbara

What if registration and monitoring are inevitable, as some “negotiators” would have us believe?

Surely that sentiment can only be expressed by someone who has given up, or who, for some other reason, is choosing not to fight against the destruction of fundamental freedoms that these compulsory measures would bring. The battle, for them, is […]

By |October 28th, 2009|Education|2 Comments

Freedom is a hardy plant

The Declaration of Arbroath set the will and the wishes of the people of Scotland above the King. If he betrayed them he would be removed and replaced. It also affirmed the nation’s independence in a way no battle could, and justified it with a truth beyond nation and race. Man has a right to […]

By |October 28th, 2009|Civil Liberties, Politics|0 Comments

Just Say No (Home Ed Forums)

 

A response to the DCSF CON-sultation on proposals for the registration and monitoring of law abiding home educating families.

1 Do you agree that these proposals strike the right balance between the rights of parents to home educate and the rights of children to receive a suitable education?

DISAGREE

Parents are the natural guardians of their children’s rights […]

By |October 24th, 2009|Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Just Say No

A response to the DCSF CON-sultation on proposals for the registration and monitoring of law abiding home educating families.

1. Do you agree that these proposals strike the right balance between the rights of parents to home educate and the rights of children to receive a suitable education?

Disagree

This disgusting war of attrition on a legitimate section […]

By |October 24th, 2009|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|2 Comments

5000 Just Say No to Balls

Responses to the government’s consultation on registration and monitoring proposals for home educating families in England now look certain to exceed  5000 in number by tonight’s deadline. It can also be confidently assumed that the vast majority of these will have articulated strong opposition to all the recommendations in the Badman report on elective home education, which […]

By |October 19th, 2009|Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

“Selective” committee stitch up

“Stitch up” has been the overwhelming reaction of home educators to the Children, Schools and Families Committee’s announcement of its oral evidence schedule for the allegedly “independent” inquiry into the Badman review of elective home education in England, due  to be held next week.

A controversial line up of witnesses has been announced, which calls into question the […]

By |October 8th, 2009|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Data loss at the DCSF

It has been reported that  the current guidelines on Elective Home Education have suddenly gone missing from the DCSF website, calling into question once again the Government’s ability to prevent data losses and leaks from its own systems.  Unless, of course, there is some other explanation?

Published in  November 2007, the EHE guidelines are relied on […]

By |September 26th, 2009|Education, Politics|0 Comments

Succumbing to the Streisand effect

When Barbara Streisand tried to sue a photographer in 2003 for including an aerial photograph of her beach front property in a publicly available collection for the California Coastal Records Project, the action backfired on her spectacularly. Public knowledge of the case resulted in a privacy “own goal” as many more viewers were drawn to […]

By |September 19th, 2009|Articles, Civil Liberties, Politics|5 Comments

Call for correspondents for the Learning Freely Network (LFN)

The Learning Freely Network (LFN) is a website designed as a worldwide collective of people, groups and organizations from locations throughout the world supportive of “learning freely” environments, which include ideologies known as “Natural Learning”, Un-schooling”, as well as other home based education environments, which incorporate autonomous learning, sometimes referred to as “child led learning”.

LFN […]

By |September 17th, 2009|Education|0 Comments

Home educators cry “foul” as Badman granted extra time to justify flawed findings

Home educators today reacted angrily to the news that the DCSF has granted Graham Badman extra time to gather “evidence” for the Select Committee Inquiry into hisreport on Elective Home Education in England, in which he controversially claimed that home educated children are at greater risk of abuse than schooled children. Formal submissions have been requested by […]

By |September 12th, 2009|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments