Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blogdial on the Proposed Guidelines

Blogdial has plenty of sensible (mostly outraged) things to say about the proposed guidelines for LAs with regard to identifying Children Missing from Education. For example:

"It is not the place of the state to determine what is or is not a suitable education. It is not the place of the state to say what is or is not an efficient education, and neither is it their place to mandate full-time education."

I think he makes a mistake as regards the issue of guidance, which I had understood to represent legal requirements and are therefore different from guidelines which are merely optional prompts. He's right though that home educators should stand together to resist this drip-drip erosion of our duties as parents.

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