Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Threat to Homschooling

Action please: please sign the petition, here.

The Department of Education has been engaged in prolonged consultation with Local Authorities about Homeschooling, but since the publication of draft guidlines in Feb 2005, the public and Homeschooling groups have been kept in the dark. Now the Government have announced that these guidlines will soon be issued, and also that new legislation is in preparation. The proposals suggest a much more rigorous regulatory regime is in prospect, which could easily be used to make homeschooling all but impossible, or alternatively could try to force homeschoolers to include the kind of things - such as sex education - they have chosen homeschooling in order to avoid.

This is a very serious threat to the right of parents to educate their children. In light of development in France and Germany, this threat should be taken extremely seriously. For more details, see 'Education Otherwise.'

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen