The Big Lie lives on at public expense

Schoolhouse comments on East Renfrewshire Council's claims that school registration is compulsory.

The Big Lie lives on at public expense

“Children must be registered at their local catchment primary, even if parents intend to make a placing request, defer the place for a year, educate them privately, or teach them at home.”
:lie: :lie: :lie:

When it comes to transparency (or otherwise) about the education of children outside state run institutions and the definition of compulsory education age (which begins not at three or four years of age, but after a child’s fifth birthday), the problem of misleading information is, of course, neither new nor exclusive to East Renfrewshire Council. But surely it isn’t too much to ask that local authorities, which are so generously funded by taxpayers, tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to the law of the land, especially when there is supporting statutory guidance to assist them in their understanding and implementation thereof?

We’ll be watching out for these flying pigs as we continue to advance the education of the public (and its servants) in the matter of home education, but meanwhile pork -flavoured propaganda in the form of The Big Lie lives on at public expense.
 
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