I wrote here about how the Government was forced to drop proposals for registration and monitoring of home education on April 7th 2010.
People tell me this was “only because it ran out of time” or “if it hadn’t been for the wash-up, all this would have become law”. In this scenario, all that a future government has to do is to get things started earlier.
I don’t believe it was just because the government ran out of time. Continue reading
These are some of the outcomes achieved by home educators from talking to their MPs
- Mass presentation of petitions to parliament
- Mass lobby of MPs
- Setting up of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Home Education
- Parliamentary events on various home education topics
- Private members debate in parliament
- MP visiting local groups
- MP putting forward Early Day Motions in support of home education or against increased regulation
- MP writing to the Secretary of State for Education on your behalf (it doesn’t matter which political party your MP is, all can do this)
- Opposition MPs putting your questions to one of the party spokespeople for Education
The House of Commons Library produces briefing notes for MPs and other interested parties, and has come up with a new paper on home education just before parliament closes down for the election period. I am guessing they may have done this because home education is a topical issue with backbench MPs being asked by constituents.