“Research shows that parental interest in their child’s education is the single most powerful predictor of achievement at age 16.”
Tony Richardson, Executive Director Strategy & Policy, Becta*
then why are Mr. Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, and Mr. Graham Badman, the Chairman of Becta, trying to destroy the home educating families here in England?
By their own admission, on their own website, they are stating that the more involved a parent is in their child’s education, the higher the child’s educational achievement will be.
Can home educating parents be anymore involved in their children’s lives and their educational pursuits? If being your child’s educational facilitator 24/7 for 365 days of the year from birth isn’t involved enough—I really have no idea what they are after. Other than possibly trying to establish complete government control over our children’s lives?
Did you know:
- Becta is the government agency ‘leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning’.
- Graham Badman has been the acting and approved Chairman for this organization the whole of 2009 while he was conducting his ‘independent review’ into the safeguarding of home educated children.
- The government agency DCSF has claimed all along that this was an Independent Review of home education.
Excuse me, but how can the Chairman (though not a salaried employee, his pay was an honorarium and all expenses paid) of one of the government’s agencies, that deals directly with the LEA’s and schools, be considered an ‘independent reviewer’?