Scotland: Home schooling hurdles remain

In Scotland, laws against homeschooling make the practice less common. Nonetheless, there are paernts willing to fight the system.

MINISTERS have warned local authorities not to ignore guidelines on home education amid claims that some councils are obstructing parents� attempts to remove their children from school, The Scotsman can reveal.

The Scottish Executive initially issued the guidance in February following protests from parents that the law north of the Border made it too difficult for them to teach their children at home. Unlike in England and Wales, Scots parents must receive written permission from their local council if they want to withdraw their youngsters from the system. Read more…

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