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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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Sneak thief government steals parental responsibility for education from behind our backs

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: By Neil T   It was only because of a casual remark to a home educator in England by a local education authority official that the existence of a Statutory Instrument (SI) taking from parents their right to immediate deregistration from school for the purposes of education otherwise than . . .

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Date of Post  24 April 2011 |

Post Category  Category: Education |

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