Thursday, June 29, 2017

Reaction to the Private Members' Bill in the House of Lords

Home educators are still not missing a beat.  A Private Members' Bill with the title:

Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill

received its first reading in the Lords on the 27th June 2017.

Despite the fact that all are aware that there is little chance that the bill will become law, a group opposing the bill was set up on Facebook by 16.00 the next day.  By early the next morning, there were already 4000 plus members and counting, along with streams of good argument as to why this bill will be damaging and unhelpful.

The feeling against registration and monitoring is as strong (if not stronger) than ever!