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FAILURE OF DUTY REGARDING EDUCATION OF CHILD

Filed at 5:50 am under by dcobranchi

I received an email from the mother of this chess prodigy asking for a little publicity regarding her fight with her LEA. It seems that being the best under-7 chess player in the country doesn’t count as receiving an education. The LEA is threatening to arrest the parents and to force the kid into a g-school.

I hope that Education Otherwise will set the edu-crats straight.

UPDATE: If you’re particularly inspired to contact the case officer directly, he can be reached at

Mr. Jim McGilvery
Ass. Principal Education Welfare Officer
New Forest Local Education Office
Winsor Road Bartley
Southampton
England
United Kingdom

Phone number is 023 80881 2113

I especially like that “Ass.” part. The other potential contact person is

Mr. Jack Cawthra
Hampshire County Council
Education Department
The Castle
Winchester
Hampshire
S023 8UG
England
United Kingdom

Phone number 01962 846537

5 Responses to “FAILURE OF DUTY REGARDING EDUCATION OF CHILD”


Comment by
Chris
December 23rd, 2004
at 8:20 am

I got that too. Somehow, I doubt Mr. Cawthra is going to care much about what a couple of yanks this of this. I did forwad it to Michael Peach though.


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