UK: A Clash of Educations, Part II

Jun 27, 2019 by

by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute: Recent protests about supposed LGBT lessons in a school in Birmingham, England, have drawn attention from the media, politicians, the High Court, and the National Secular Society. While the protests may well spread to other cities, for the moment they are contained. When these lessons, which are based on the “No Outsiders” curriculum within the international system of “Diversity Education,” become legally compulsory for almost all...

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Reminder: Home education consultation

Jun 15, 2019 by

by Simon Calvert, Christian Institute: The Government consultation on requiring home educating parents in England to register their child with the local authority will close in just nine days. This could undermine the legal principle that the ultimate responsibility for educating children lies with parents, not the state. Our new briefing provides helpful guidance on making a consultation submission. Please respond before the deadline on Monday 24 June. DOWNLOAD OUR BRIEFING   RESPOND...

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Home education consultation: please respond

Jun 9, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: The Government is holding a consultation on requiring home educating parents in England to register their child with the local authority. This could undermine the legal principle that the ultimate responsibility for educating children lies with parents, not the state. Christian parents come to different conclusions about how to educate their children. The overwhelming majority choose state education; some are able to opt for the independent sector. A small but...

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Ex-Cabinet minister: ‘Parents know best’ for kids on sex education

Jun 7, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Esther McVey MP has said what parents around the country know: they’re ideally placed to decide what relationships teaching their young children receive at school. McVey, who twice voted against same-sex marriage in 2013, told Sky News: “I believe parents know best for their children”. And despite the ensuing criticism, McVey refused to tread the well-worn path of sidelining parents. While expressing support for LGBT issues being taught in school, she maintained,...

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Children not in school consultation guide

Jun 4, 2019 by

from Evangelical Alliance: The government are consulting on new regulations for education outside of school settings. In April 2019 the Government published a consultation entitled Children not in School. It proposes new legislation around home education and out-of-school education settings. Some years ago, when the Government was consulting on registering and inspecting out-of-school settings via Ofsted, the Alliance, alongside MPs, other faith and civil society groups raised objections to...

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Evangelical Alliance concerned about potential government register for church activities for children

May 24, 2019 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: The Evangelical Alliance (EA) says it fears church activities for children could soon fall under the regulation of government. The Department for Education recently launched a consultation called ‘Children not in school’ which seeks to gain public opinion on how to keep track of children who aren’t attending mainstream school during normal school hours. The government wants to start a register, maintained by local authorities, of children not in...

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