Should we defend home schooling?
This was a joint event with the Parents Forum at which mother and author Jennie Bristow argued for home schooling while father and educationalist Toby Marshall put the case against.
Is home schooling defensible? Why can’t parents be free to educate their children in any way they wish? Should the state regulate those who chose to home school? Are their occasions when, for the social good and children’s own good, the parents’ desire to do their own thing should be overruled?