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A British plan to allow local authorities "the right of access to the home" and "the right to speak with each child alone" in order to evaluate homeschooling families and make certain they do what the government wants is a warning about what could happen in the United States, according to the world's largest homeschool advocacy organization. "On June 11, 2009, a report on home education in England by Graham Badman, a former Managing Director of Children, Families and Education in the County of Kent, was accepted in full by the British Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families," according to today's report from the Home School Legal Defense Association. "The report makes the case that homeschooling should be extensively regulated in England," the HSLDA continued. "Aside from registering with the state and mandating reports by homeschoolers, the Badman report makes references to balancing the rights of parents with the rights of children. This idea is expressed in the UNCRC."
Originally posted by grapesofraft
reply to post by czacza1
You would think the government would love homeschooling families. It saves them money by keeping kids out of the public school system. You know it is probably some crazy liberal group in the government. They cannot stand the idea that anybody would do things differently than what they think is right. We all know how the liberals need to control everything they see or they get anxious.
[edit on 17-6-2009 by grapesofraft]