Search Results

It just got worse

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Dumped into our inbox; it’s worse than your worse nightmare: This is bad. Here is the link to the bill on home education. http://www.publicat ions.parliament. uk/pa/cm200910/ cmbills/008/ 10008.38- 44.html#m01s You would have to apply to register your child for home education. It lasts one year. This seems to me to mean that you have to […]

Badman completely discredited: Roundup of submissions to the Schools and Families Select Committee Inquiry into the DCSF-commissioned review of elective home education

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The memoranda submitted to the Schools and Families Select Committee Inquiry into the DCSF-commissioned review of elective home education have been released. In the submissions, are many entries confirming everything that has been asserted by Home Educators, and permanently sealing the fate of this scandalous, scabrous, ill considered and highly suspicious report. There are also […]

The Children, Schools and Families Committee oral evidence session

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

“Stitch up” has been the overwhelming reaction of home educators to the Children, Schools and Families Committee’s announcement of its oral evidence schedule for the allegedly “independent” inquiry into the Badman review of elective home education in England, due to be held next week. A controversial line up of witnesses has been announced, which calls […]

Final proof: Home Education is to be BANNED

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

We have been saying for quite some time now that the government wants to outlaw Home Education in the UK. They keep saying that they want to ‘strengthen Home Education’ and that they ‘respect the rights of parents to Home Educate’. When they say this they ARE LYING. News has just reached us that the […]

Mass violations around the corner: Nine people charged with NIR Breach

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Now we see what the response will be to future escapes of data should the NIR go online: Nine sacked over National Identity Scheme breaches Nine staff have been sacked from their local authority jobs for snooping on personal records of celebrities and personal acquaintances held on the core database of the government's National Identity […]

Jeremy Yallop Destroys Simon Webb and Badman in the TES

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Jeremy Yallop is a home-educating parent who thinks attempts to intervene are based on faulty evidence, and says ‘No, learning is both more enjoyable and effective without coercion’ Some parents, we are told, believe that their children should be free to follow their own interests at their own pace. Mr Webb finds this “bizarre”; he […]

Social workers need to be reigned in

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Another article from the radical social worker has trickled down the internets. Here we go… The reform of child protection by so-called ‘experts’ has failed disastrously. Very urgent action is required to re-assert the fundamentals of good practice and restore public confidence in the social work profession. At the root of the problem is a […]

The nail that sticks out is hammered down

Monday, July 27th, 2009

The nail that sticks out is hammered down is a Japanese saying, encapsulating their societies attitude to individuality, outsiders, weirdos, eccentrics and anyone who does not fit in: Scary stuff ay? While we are at it, take a look at this: I recently met “Maria,” a college-age Brazilian of Japanese descent. She and her younger […]

Philip Johnston gets a whiff of Java

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Philip Johnson writes in the Telegraph about ‘the database state’ and how evil it is. It feels like he has had a whiff of coffee and is waking up. What he REALLY needs are some smelling salts: Beware Labour’s quest for a database state There’s no reason why the Government should know so much about […]

That Elephant THERE!!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Database to track vulnerable children scrapped by Government A multimillion-pound Government computer system swamped in red tape is to be scrapped after experts said it was a danger to vulnerable children, the Daily Telegraph can disclose. By Heidi Blake Heidi, how could you…. FAIL like this?! Local authorities have spent the past four years implementing […]

Stamping out the embers of the ID Card nightmare

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

ID cards will not be compulsory, says Alan Johnson Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, has announced the death of compulsory ID cards in a significant Government climbdown over the controversial scheme. By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor Alan Johnson said ID cards should not have been portrayed as ‘a panacea for terrorism”. He said the […]

Those Who Can’t Do, Teach, Those That Can’t Teach, Manage…

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Gavin Webb is a Libertarian Liberal Democrat councillor for Stoke and Trent Vale ward on Stoke-on-Trent City Council. He has just written something that was sent to us, so lets look at it shall we? Those who can, teach – like parents! As a matter of principle, Liberal Democrats should support home educators in their […]

ID Cards: The Death Blow is Coming!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

An Anonymous Coward at BBQ writes with great sadness: The Tories have written to five firms bidding to supply ID cards warning them not to sign any long-term contracts. In the letter, shadow home secretary Chris Grayling says one of his party’s first acts, if it wins the next general election, would be to scrap […]

The London evacuees: a lesson from history

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

In 1939 1,800,000 children were moved out of London to escape the bombing of that great city. How it all happened is relevant to us today, in the light of New Labour, and its infinitely repulsive, shocking and sickening disregard for what Britain is and was, and what it is meant to be. London was […]

Graham Badman and Ed Balls declare war on Home Educators

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Graham Badman review of Home Education in England has just been released. It is as bad as it could possibly be. The review of elective home education, as the terms of reference (Annex A) make clear, has been triggered by a range of issues and representations, not least being the quite proper concern to […]

Why Home Education must be banned

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The Times has published this piece on the complete insanity that has taken over the state schools: Edu-babble is turning schoolchildren into ‘customers’ Performativity is forcing curriculum deliverers to focus on desired outputs among customers in managed learning environments. If you struggled to understand that sentence, pity the poor teachers (curriculum deliverers) who are struggling […]

The police state General Boycott begins

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

BLOGDIAL readers know that we are for a general and permanent boycott of everything related to the police state and its apparatus (ID Cards, ContactPoint NIR, CCTV etc). In this General Boycott Everything that touches them is ‘tainted’, so if someone contacts you because they got your details from ContactPoint, those communications are tainted, and […]