Home-schooled truths for the education industry

The number of pupils withdrawn from school is increasing because of a series of unpopular measures

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Katarina Tomasevski, the first United Nations special rapporteur on the right to education, observed that “where all school-aged children are in school, free of charge, for the full duration of compulsory education, the right to education may be denied or violated”.

She was right. Education has been hijacked by the schooling industry to the extent that most people no longer know the difference. Contrary to popular belief, school is not compulsory and the provision of education is a parental responsibility, which may be discharged, entirely equally in law, “by other means”.

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