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The New Icelandic Constitution

We have had a long term interest in constitutions, rights and the legitimacy of government. Now we get a chance to see some people in a country attempting to create a constitution from scratch. A few people living in a

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Posted in Bollocks, Home Schooling, Idiocracy, Insanity, Libertarianism, Politricks, Someone Stupid Said

AHED letter: an open threat

This is the letter posted to Mr Graham Badman of the Elective Home Education Review, on May 6th 2009, calling for the review to be scrapped and including AHEd’s dossier of information and responses: Dear Mr Badman, AHEd members call

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Posted in Home Schooling, Post Tipping Point, Someone Clever Said, Told You So

Hot Potato Madness

BRITAIN appears to be evolving into the first modern soft totalitarian state. As a sometime teacher of political science and international law, I do not use the term totalitarian loosely. There are no concentration camps or gulags but there are

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Posted in Home Schooling, Idiocracy, People, Politricks, wtf?

Home Educating Parent's Declaration

As Education Othewise become less and less important for various reasons, other more focussed groups are forming and asserting themselves. Action for Home Education is one of those groups. They have a ‘Parent’s Declaration’ online that they are asking HE

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Posted in Home Schooling, Post Tipping Point, Someone Clever Said, The Facts, The Law, Yes yes yes!

Renegade Parent: Pregnant Warrior!

I have been pointed to the Renegade Parent blog, as something worthwhile. It is: Can you live my life for me, please? by Renegadeparent It was G’s birthday yesterday, and we enjoyed some well-earned family time together. I am wondering

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Posted in Beautiful, Home Schooling, Someone Clever Said, Told You So, Yes yes yes!

Someone with a brain said…

Take a look at… Since education and training are instruments in the hands of society, they should be used to develop the sort of society we want. Who is ‘we’, and what sort of society do they want? Education is

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Posted in Home Schooling, Someone Clever Said

The truth about State Schools

TONIGHT, CHRIST CHURCH – Lecture Room 1, 8PM JAMES STANFIELD – ‘Towards the Total Privatisation of Education: Lessons from History and the Developing World’ Researcher at the University of Newcastle’s E. G. West Centre, James Stanfield will speak about the

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Posted in Home Schooling, The Facts, Told You So

A Badman is coming for your children

And this time there are no punches being pulled by the looks of it!! You may be aware that today, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families announced that he has commissioned an independent review of Home Education.

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Posted in Home Schooling, In, Politricks, Told You So

ContactPoint database to track children not in school

We expected this to happen: 1.2.3 Section 436A requires all local authorities to make arrangements to enable them to establish (so far as it is possible to do so) the identities of children residing in their area who are not

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Posted in Home Schooling, NIR, Told You So

The Zero-Trust Society

The Telegraph has a story that is direcly related to the previous post about the TSA and the irrational mania for lists, and the other BLOGDIAL posts about this insanity Despite ministers admitting of concerns the laws could spark a

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Posted in Fear-mongering, Home Schooling, Insanity, NIR, No no no!, Post Tipping Point