A combination of a comment added to this post, and calls to boost the promotion of this petition has led me to think this blogroll might be good plan - it equally might not, but nothing ventured nothing gained - please spread the word and get as many home education blogs on this roll as possible, both to show that we are keeping on keeping on, and that we will continue to defend our rights.
Please scroll down for the blogroll :)

Sunday, 24 January 2010

The truth...

is here

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Picking out the positives

Yesterday was quite a grey day, in more ways than one. The brilliant blue, or snow-laden white, skies that we have become accustomed to seeing, were replaced with drizzly grey ones, and what with the consultation sham, and all the analysis of the second reading of the CSF Bill in parliament on Monday, things took on a less than rosy hue whatever coloured glasses you choose to wear. But it is not all doom and gloom, and I think it is important to recognise some the many positive statements made both in defence of home education, and in criticism of the Bill, in parliament on Monday. So here are a few I picked out from the transcript of proceedings.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Just say NO!

Lib dems say NO. Former Children's Laureate says NO. OBE's say NO. Lord Lucas says NO. Leading academics say NO. Educationalists say NO. Psychologists say NO. Teachers say NO. Parents say NO... Here's one easy way that you can say NO too to proposals in the CSF Bill and protect your family's future...

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Update on authors

Anne Fine OBE (Children's Laureate 2001/2003) has signed both the e-petition amd the open letter :)))
John Harris -

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Email to children's authors

I noticed today that there is a Geraldine McCaughrean on the list of signatures on the e-petition and it sparked the idea to approach other UK children's authors for their support.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Open letter to The Guardian and The Times (from BHHE website)

From the BHHE website

Diversity in Education is precious in a democracy
This is an open letter to The Guardian and The Times, intended for publication on January 11th 2010, which is the date of the second reading of the Children, Schools and Families Bill in the House of Commons.
If you agree with the letter, please complete the signature form before January 8th 2010