Home school increase in Lancashire, 13 July 2008, Lancashire Telegraph, Blackburn, England
New figures reveal the number of youngsters on the county’s home education register has more than doubled since 2000 — with bullying increasingly cited as the reason.
The council has no legal obligation to monitor the quality of home education, but has to intervene if it fears the teaching provided is not up to scratch.
This presents “complex difficulties” for the council, the report says, which is made more complicated because home-educated youngsters do not have to follow the National Curriculum.
I’d think that the council ought to first fix the problems about the kids still in the system before it starts mucking about in the affairs of parents who are taking their parenting seriously.