It seems Pauline Fraser has had a one-sided experience of home education (M Star September 14).
As an employee of the state, which is hostile to the self-determination and chooses to distrust a law which holds parents responsible for their children's education "at school or otherwise," Pauline would not have access to the thousands of families from all classes who actively and successfully home educate.
Home-educating families tend to be hostile to professionals who can hold entrenched attitudes from traditional right and left political persuasions, seeing centralised control as the main tool of government.
Unfortunately, this means that when the few positive articles appear about home education, such as Ann Czernik (M Star September 5), it results in accusations of religious bigotry and isolation.
If the hundreds of people attending the home education fair in London recently and over 50 home education groups in London are anything to go by, the trend to home education has started and will not be stopped by the tunnel vision of professionals.