I shouldn't be writing this. I didn't plan it.
I'm too tired.
Don't know why but I could sleep as I'm typing.
I was thinking about how much I hate people interfering with other people's lives.
I was thinking how much discomfort I suffered at the thought of home educators having to put up with strangers judging and assessing them, and proposing plans for their children's education.
That was the plan, wasn't it? From Mr. Badman and Ed. Balls in 2009-2010.
It's the children's freedom to self-educate or be taught or do workbooks or do their own research or sleep in or go to a special educational place that I like in home education. It is the sheer flexibility of home education that delights and enthralls me. It is the unexpected steps or leaps that children suddenly make and without anyone planning them. Planning things - some things - is like trying to plan when a flower will open from a bud. Sometimes some things should just happen and not be regulated.
Home education and plans. No, I don't think so. Not unless the children have the freedom to adopt a plan. Not unless the children have a choice.
Local Education Authority plans? No, I don't think so.