When the rights of homeschoolers are threatened anywhere, they are threatened everywhere! No matter where one’s children are educated, nor which side of “the pond”, undue, unjust interference in parental rights is a threat to everyone. This is everyone’s problem.
It is rather shameful the UK government is poking its nose into the rights of parents to choose the means, methods and location for the education of their children, and especially so under the guise of “protecting children.”
How do they justify wasting time and funds attacking home educators rather than tackling actual problems? To my understanding, the UK already has many checks in place to ensure that home educated children receive a minimum standard of education. It has been reasonably effective. Why all of this now?
How do they justify troubling with a group of parents who, by and large, raise up well-educated, thoughtful, compassionate patriotic citizens rather than spending the time, energy and money on those things which the government ought to be doing? It is shameful.
This problem belongs to all of us. Please go to Shell’s blog and leave a comment of support for all UK home educators HERE.