Max and i have been wondering recently exactly the extent to which some sort of smear campaign is being conducted against HEers, prior to the, perhaps inevitable, legislation to control us all. It seems like a succession of stories come out, radio interviews with LEA officers, articles etc all slanted against these well meaning but deluded ranks of HEers who inadvertently harbour criminal child abusers in our ranks. At best, we have a narrow definition of education, find it hard to keep going after a couple of years, or our children are unlikely to cope with social situations. *yawn* Max said last week he watched something that dragged up a 10 year old case of children abused while HE’ed as a reason for us needing to be kept a tally of and inspected. Conveniently, the story made little effort to point out that these 2 HE’ed children were apparently in foster care and it was the foster mother who kept them locked naked in a room for a year. Presumably that meant they WERE being monitored, but no one noticed 🙄
Nevermind that they couldn’t find a more recent or more relevant case.
One wonders then, when we need monitoring as a majority for the sake of a minority who may, or not, exist just exactly how the powers that be can explainclaims like this one, seen today on the BBC.