March 28, 2020

URGENT: Education Bill 2020 Submissions – How To and Examples

How are you going in writing your submission for the Education Bill?

Information about the Bill was posted in January this year http://hef.org.nz/2020/education-and-training-bill-193-1-submissions-close-on-the-14th-feb-2020/

It is now getting URGENT to get our submissions in with only eight days left until submissions close.

Cynthia Hancox has put together an additional post with simple instructions on how to make a submission, and some examples. Please write a submission – only eight days to go until submissions close 14 February 2020!

http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/education-bill-submissions-how-to-and-examplesh

Do you need help writing your submission? I am sure there will be people willing to help you. Just leave a message in the comments or email me hef.barbara@gmail.com.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/
And
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-cate

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Education and Training Bill 193—1 – submissions close on the 14th Feb 2020.

There is a sweeping education legislation review before NZ parliament at the moment. The “Education and Training Bill 193—1” is at the select committee stage and submissions close on the 14th Feb 2020.

Cynthia Hancox has put up much about this bill on her website and is continuing to link different parts of the bill to her articles.

  1. Cynthia’s main article about the need for submissions about the omission of the right of appeal, as well as touching on the ELX issue, and giving links to legislation, how to make a submission etc: http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/urgent-action-needed-education-and-training-bill
  2. A summary of the sections of the Bill that either directly apply to home educators, or will be of interest to the wider related group, including Christians and people passionate about education. Sections of Law of Interest to Home Educators http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/sections-of-law-of-interest-to-home-educators-1
  3. A more detailed article around the Early Leaving Exemptions issue – Early Leaving Exemptions (ELX) – Issues and Solution. http://www.cynthiahancox.com/information/early-leaving-exemptions-elx-issues-and-solution

This is all a work still in progress. Cynthia is still working on all of this and she also wants to write an “in a nutshell” guide to what and how to make the submission.

It would be great if many of us put in submissions. We don’t have much time with submissions closing February 14, 2020. Cynthia has done all the hard work for us, so go to the links above to find plenty of material for your submissions.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/
And
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
and
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/
Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-cate


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Discovery Challenge | Hillary Outdoors Education Centres

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For home school students (aged 15-18 years)
Where: Great Barrier Island
When: 2 – 15 Feb 2020 APPLY NOW!
Join us for a 2 week experience of a life time.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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Survey: Parents overwhelmingly support school choice, distrust federal government

“According to this survey, 70% of parents do not want a standard government-school education for their children but over 80% choose to put their children in those kinds of schools. Americans do not need more forced-redistribution-of-wealth and tax-funded “educational choices” such as public charter schools and ESAs for elementary/secondary schools. What they really need is courage to give their children the education – out from under government control – that they should have. Home education and/or private, Christian schools is the better choice!” –Exodus Mandate

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American families aren’t accessing the school types they prefer and do not trust the federal government, according to results of an annual report “Schooling America”, produced by EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs.

The majority polled overwhelmingly support Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), tax credit scholarships, school vouchers and charter schools.

The survey asked public school parents and the general public about their views of the four types of educational systems in America: public schools, charter schools, private schools, and home schooling. It also asked respondents about their views of the federal government’s role in K-12 education.

The majority of parents are involved with public school districts, the report found, with 89 percent having children who attended public school for at least one year. This percentage mirrors the data reported by the U.S. Department of Education, the report notes. Current public school parents are generally satisfied but at least one-third reported “major issues” with their schools’ responsiveness, communication and support outside the classroom.

EdChoice, which argues that families, not bureaucrats, are best equipped to make K-12 schooling decisions for their children, found that the majority of those polled do not trust the federal government when it comes to education…

Read more here: https://www.watchdog.org/national/survey-parents-overwhelmingly-support-school-choice-distrust-federal-government/article_edacf2ec-03c9-11e9-963f-c3ca67c5bf2f.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1mvHtXARLmknnAagCWsVGcI9FIfTX074ZD3DIW2kCo1BAtCbc1-K_w38k

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Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

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In Our Brutal Modern World, Science Shows Our Brains Need Craft More Than Ever

At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive home gardens, are being looked to as something of an antidote to the stresses and pressures of modern living. Crafts such as knitting, crochet, weaving, ceramics, needlework and woodwork focus on repetitive actions and a skill level that can always be improved upon. According to the famous psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi this allows us to enter a “flow” state, a perfect immersive state of balance between skill and challenge. With what is increasingly referred to today as “mindfulness” being a much-desired quality for many people, it’s not surprising crafts are being sought out for their mental and even physical benefits. Craft as therapy… Read more here: https://www.sciencealert.com/modern-life-is-brutal-here-s-why-craft-is-so-good-for-our-health?fbclid=IwAR2IwpZY143JsIKoeRMDOBFBn4mEmwQ6qyztoJOZ_I9UplZ8zx02snTiaDI ———————————————————————————————————— Needing help for your home schooling journey: http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/ And Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling: Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/ and Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/ This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/ Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/ Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading
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