22 June 2019 by Jennifer
The government’s doing another “consultation” about the idea of making it compulsory for home ed families to be on a register at the local council.
Due date: Monday 24 June 2019 (sorry about the short notice if you didn’t already know about it).
A couple of background explanations of why this might not be as great an idea as it looks:
- To trust, or not to trust, by me from 2009, when the then Government wanted to do a similar thing
- “But what’s wrong with compulsory registration for home educators? What difference would it make?”, at Sometimes It’s Peaceful, from 2016
An analysis of the construction and biases of the consultation, how it fits into current law, etc, from HE Byte (PDF):
Example of one person’s answers, at Dare to Know: