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Minister defends Education Bill again

Criticism from home educators

The education minister is once again defending the proposed new Education Bill, which is currently out to public consultation.

Graham Cregeen has been speaking following the news that a legal challenge is being launched by campaigner Tristram Llewellyn Jones, over aspects of the bill which are to do with home schooling.

Mr Llewellyn Jones has said the proposed measures - which would give the education department the ability to interview a child and assess their work, interview parents, and obtain personal information - would all but criminalise home education in the Isle of Man.

Mr Cregeen disagrees:

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