From Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen we learn about the controversial Government proposals to monitor home educators:
If the bill is passed, home educators will be forced to join a register, and Cumbria County Council children’s services will have the right to enter their home to ensure they are providing quality education. Parents may also have to submit their curriculum plans for the year.
Jayne Richardson, of Gran-ge-over-Sands, who educates her three children aged nine, 12 and 15, has been heavily involved in a campaign to get the bill thrown out of parliament.
“A lot of us feel the proposed changes are not about benefiting the child but about control.” she said.
A spokesman for Cumbria County Council said: “The local authority wants to ensure all young people in Cumbria are able to reach their potential.
“We work in partnership with home educators to support children.
“While we have a monitoring duty, this is completed through developing good working relationships with parents and children.
Odd way to build trust to be sure. Read the entire piece here.