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Sweden tops the totalitarian league table

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: It has been reported that Jonas Himmelstrand, president of Sweden’s Home Education AssociationROHUS, has left the country with his family in the wake of continuing persecution from the Swedish authorities. The Himmelstrands have taken refuge on the Finnish Aland Islands along with other exiled Swedish home educating parents for whom life . . .

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Date of Post  13 March 2012 |

Post Category  Category: Education, Family, International, Law |

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So much for austerity

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Home educators are reporting an increase in ultra vires activity among English local authorities whose elective home education guidelines have been exposed as inaccurate and misleading. Councils recently outed on our community forums include Barnsley, East Sussex and a Wirral, Knowlsey and Warringtoncombo calling itself the Elective Home Education Service. Other offenders have been . . .

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Date of Post  8 March 2012 |

Post Category  Category: General |

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Law and Liberty

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Second talk by Neil Taylor at the European Home education Conference 2011 on Law and Liberty   I am not a lawyer and have no legal training or qualifications, but like many home educators I have had to try to understand the law as it relates to our unwanted . . .

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Date of Post  19 November 2011 |

Post Category  Category: Articles, Civil Liberties, Education, International, Law, Politics |

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European Home Education Conference 2011: Neil Taylor

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Video footage and transcripts of Neil Taylor’s talks at the European Home Education Conference 2011.         First talk by Neil Taylor at the European Home Education Conference 2011   “The people never give up their liberty but under some delusion.” [Edmund Burke 1784]   It is the . . .

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Date of Post  19 November 2011 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Education |

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Home ed bashing in TES Magazine

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: An opinion piece by a head teacher which was recently published in the ‘What keeps me awake at night’ column of the TES magazine evidently drew  a strong reaction from readers. So much so, the editor has made a plea for ‘other teachers and professionals’  to share their views . . .

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Date of Post  2 October 2011 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law |

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Home Edupreneur of the month: Odd Socks

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In our ‘Home Edupreneur of the Month’ feature, we highlight businesses which are run by home educating parents and home educated young people. We hope that their stories will not only encourage readers to support fellow home educators by shopping ‘local’, but will also inspire those starting out or just . . .

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Date of Post  1 July 2011 |

Post Category  Category: Business |

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