I’d like to thank Carlotta at the Dare to Know Blog for keeping me posted on the situation in the UK where she has explained that: “the state is proposing to up the degree to which home educators are monitored. In order to do this the DfES will undoubtedly have to decide upon and impose a widely applicable set of standards for education, thereby in effect dictating the content of it. The state will therefore be responsible for both the form and the content of the education that all parents must provide to their children.”
Today she has linked to an excellent breifing paper produced by the Education Otherwise Government Policy Group, Education Otherwise Briefing Paper for Home Educators. It is specifically written concerning the situation in the UK, but I believe there are excellent points within it that we could all learn from.
It seems requiring all children to be within the entanglement of “public oversight” and not “left behind”is a global epidemic.
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