Children taught at home will be placed on a register and monitored for the first time amid fears that thousands are being educated at illegal schools, Damian Hinds has announced.
The Education Secretary has warned that while many home-schooled children benefit from parental supervision, others are being exposed to â€śdangerous influencesâ€ť at unregistered centres or not â€śgetting an education at allâ€ť.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hinds said the Government could no longer standby whilst â€śvulnerable children vanish under the radarâ€ť, warning that doing so would see many being â€śdrawn into a spiral of underachievement or worseâ€ť....
At last, both OFSTED, the aggressive childrenâ€™s and young peopleâ€™s education and activities inspectorate for England and Wales, and also local LEAs, (the latter have been stripped of many of their powers since sone of their schools have been taken away to be run as directly centrally funded Academies and Free Schools, but they still have some schools, and still enforce local school attendance), can now get their teeth into home schooling and family orientated education. They have just been waiting for the chance.
I have no doubt that leftist SNP Scotland which operates its education totally separately, will do the same thing there. In Britain homeschooling is rare, but until now has been just about tolerated. This is about to change.
This has to do with ensuring proper indoctrination in politically correct, social justice, though, YIA. The difference between this and what the PRC is doing to the Uighurs in those re-education camps is not as large as we would think.