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Balls's plans for home education should be scaled back

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/12/2009

Polly Curtis

"Ed Balls's plans to monitor home-educating families were "too aggressive", based on "less than robust" evidence and should be scaled back, according to a powerful committee of MPs.

"Government reforms that would see all home-educating families forced to register their child and accept annual visits from local authority inspectors were "too hard-nosed" and should be made voluntary, the chair of the children, schools and families select committee said. The proposals have been deeply controversial among home-educating families, with petitions and demonstrations to parliament."

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"Balls's plans for home education should be scaled back", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 16/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/balls-s-plans-for-home-education-should-be-scaled-back