Petitions fight UK home school rules

In the UK, draconian homeschooling rules have arisen seemingly out of nowhere after a government report reccommended government oversight.

Dozens of petitions against the Government’s plans to bring in registration and monitoring for home-schooled children will be presented to Parliament.
The petitions, containing thousands of signatures, will be handed in by MPs from across the nation.
Under proposals outlined in the Government’s home education review, published this summer, parents choosing home schooling will have a legal duty to register with their local council every year.
Councils could be given the right to refuse registration on safeguarding grounds, meaning parents could effectively be banned from home schooling their child if there are fears about the youngster’s safety or the quality of their education. Read more…

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