Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Home Schooling for Nationalists

Preliminary research.

Current rules on Home-schooling in England are mercifully lenient. Any parent at any time and for any reason may decide to home-school his child. In the government publication Elective Home Education Guidelines for Local Authorities it is stated:

The responsibility for a child’s education rests with their parents. In England,
education is compulsory, but school is not.

Parents may choose home education for a variety of reasons. The local authority’s primary interest should lie in the suitability of parents’ education provision and not their reason for doing so. The following reasons for home educating are common, but by no means exhaustive:

  • distance or access to a local school
  • religious or cultural beliefs
  • philosophical or ideological views
  • dissatisfaction with the system

So, even if a parent’s decision to home-school his child relates to politically incorrect views, the state is not likely to interfere unless gifted the excuse of curriculum-based concerns. Such hazard is easily avoided, instilling pride in our children for their heritage does not require us to use ideas that are easily characterised as “hate-speech” by the real haters, for example.

The booklet continues:

Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 provides that:

“The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive
efficient full-time education suitable –

(a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and
(b) to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.”

An “efficient” and “suitable” education is not defined in the Education Act 1996 but “efficient” has been broadly described in case law [1] as an education that “achieves that which it sets out to achieve”, and a “suitable” education is one that “primarily
equips a child for life within the community of which he is a member, rather than the way of life in the country as a whole, as long as it does not foreclose the child’s options in later years to adopt some other form of life if he wishes to do so”.

1 Mr Justice Woolf in the case of R v Secretary of State for Education and Science, ex parte Talmud Torah Machzikei Hadass School Trust (12 April 1985)

Multiculturalism to the rescue! Although principally a tool for destroying the old social order, it does at least formally provide for every group – even the majority – the ‘right’ to maintain its distinctiveness. And the qualification would not be a problem for most nationalist-minded parents. It is the state’s desire to engender self-hatred in the English which needs be coercive, not our hope to pass on to our children a healthy and natural self-respect.

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