Should you Register for Home Education or Not?
Make an informed decision
To register or not to register?
Should you register with the Department of Basic Education if you wish to home educate your child?
- What does the law say?
- What is the procedure?
- What is in the best interests of your child?
- Why are there so many parents who choose NOT to register?
If you are already homeschooling or you are considering starting home education, you have already realised that the state school system is not necessarily the best option for your child. Should you then give the authority to make decisions about your child's education to a government official?
Why or why not?
New and prospective homeschoolers are frequently plagued with worries about how to go about removing their children from school and whether or not to register their children for home education with the Department of Basic Education.
They have visions of educational officials coming to check up on them and worry that their children's education might be found to be lacking.
- You need to know that your choice to home educate your children is quite legal.
- You need to understand the extent of your responsibilities as a parent and the limits of the state's authority over your children. You need to know how to protect your children from unlawful interference by officials, who sometimes overstep the boundaries of their authority.
- You need to understand how to make an informed choice and how to protect your family's constitutional rights. There is a tension between the interests and rights of parents, children and the state and in a healthy democracy, it needs to be maintained.
If parents don't understand how to protect their freedom to choose home education, they might ignorantly support a state-controlled educational monopoly.
"At its heart, home education is a freedom movement. It is about seeking and achieving the best for our children and families.
As Ronald Reagan famously said, this freedom is not passed on in the bloodstream. It must be fought for and defended by each generation."
~ Mike Donnelly, Homeschool Legal Defence Association, USA
Stop the nightmares, stop the worries.
Get more informed so that you can homeschool peacefully in freedom ever after.
This course will help you to
- understand the laws affecting home education in South Africa
- understand the rights of parents to protect their children's privacy
- know where to find legal support
- learn how to avoid compromising your children's education
- find answers so that you can sleep peacefully at night without worrying unnecessarily about being harassed for homeschooling.
In less than 60 minutes you will get the information you need to help you make an informed choice for your family.
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Shirley Erwee is a homeschooling mother of 6, who has been home educating her own children for over 20 years, since 1997. She is also a curriculum provider, co-author of Footprints On Our Land - South African Homeschool Curriculum, home education activist and consultant. She also runs Online GED Prep and Starting Homeschooling.