Archive | Legally speaking

I am homeschooling my child in her best interests

1 Feb

Childline, an NGO in Kerala, complained to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) that a certain family was not sending their child to school. The complain was made in October 2015. The family was summoned to the CWC, which asked them to file an affidavit. After lengthy discussions and help from advocates, here is their reply. […]

Government of India states that there is nothing illegal about homeschooling

22 Jul

There have been concerns amongst homeschoolers about the RTE Act makeing homeschooling illegal. An affidavit filed by the Government of India on July 18, 2012 in response to a writ petition (No 8870 of 2011) filed by Ms Shreya Sahay & others in Delhi High Court comes as a welcome relief. The petitioners of this […]

Is homeschooling illegal?

9 Jun

The introduction of Right to Education (RTE) and its provisions seems to have disturbed the peace and tranquillity of the growing Indian homeschooling community. A lot of homeschoolers are worried about the legality of their choice after the introduction of RTE though in reality RTE does not seem to be making homeschooling illegal. The catch […]