A modest proposal

Dear NSPCC,
 
I am sure you greeted the news that the "missing" 15 year old girl who absconded with an older man has now been found safe and well with the same mixture of relief and gratitude that we did.
 
However, we could not help but notice that she was a "school" girl.
 
And, I’m afraid to say, it’s not an isolated case.
 
We can’t help feeling that something may be wrong with families who are prepared to isolate themselves from their children for the majority of daylight hours, apaprently taking it as a given that they will be "safe" in the care of a group of people who have self selected their career to put themselves in a position of authority over vulnerable young people, often with only the most cursory of background checks.
 
I hope we can look forward to the NSPCC calling on the government for the following:
 
a) quarterly home visits to all "schooling" families to ensure that they are not allowing their children to be groomed, abused, or otherwise neglected
 
b) round the clock surveillance of all so called "teachers" and other school workers.
 
Your sincerely,
 
The Home Educating Community.

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9 thoughts on “A modest proposal

  1. And isn’t it time that all teachers were required to have their homes and computers searched for child porn on a regular basis? I mean, we can point to an actual case that went to trial and the head teacher lost his job and was put on the sex offenders register. One case is WAY more than the government has got on home educators so it’s only fair, right?

    1. Actually I can name 2 cases….local to us where the head and then a PE teacher ( not from same schools) were arrested over child porn. Hmmmmm

      1. And just to belabour the point: The main article is satire. I AM NOT CALLING FOR 24 HOUR MONITORING OF ALL TEACHERS,OR HAVING THEM SUBMIT TO 1984 STYLE MONITORING OF INTERNET ETC. I would HOPE that anyone reasonable would see that the “modest proposal” is a) ridiculous and b) actually has a better basis in reality than “increased monitoring of EHE”.

      2. “I AM NOT CALLING FOR 24 HOUR MONITORING OF ALL TEACHERS,OR HAVING THEM SUBMIT TO 1984 STYLE MONITORING OF INTERNET ETC.” Firstly if you make remarks like that, people will take them seriously and they probably WILL make it into a goverment White Paper. so please be careful 🙂 Secondly “better basis in reality” is poor grounds to argue against goverment policy, Remember the ministry are full of devout “Policy Cathars”, who hold to the philosophy of Political Gnosticism. This states the real world of matter is a sinful mass of corrupt contradictions, unexpect complexity. fickle voters and sinful caveats to general statements, an environment in which no perfect truth can flourish. Therefore for policy to be perfect it must remain ever separate from reality, living untarnished in a world of pure ideology ideas and sound bites, untouched by sinful compromises and impure ‘facts’.

      3. “I AM NOT CALLING FOR 24 HOUR MONITORING OF ALL TEACHERS,OR HAVING THEM SUBMIT TO 1984 STYLE MONITORING OF INTERNET ETC.” Firstly if you make remarks like that, people will take them seriously and they probably WILL make it into a government White Paper. so please be careful 🙂 Secondly “better basis in reality” is poor grounds to argue against goverment policy, Remember the ministry are full of devout “Policy Cathars”, who hold to the philosophy of Political Gnosticism. This states the real world of matter is a sinful mass of corrupt contradictions, unexpect complexity. fickle voters and sinful caveats to general statements, an environment in which no perfect truth can flourish. Therefore for policy to be perfect it must remain ever separate from reality, living untarnished in a world of pure ideology ideas and sound bites, untouched by sinful compromises and impure ‘facts’.

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