Another needless panic by home educators

If only more home educating parents would just pick up the telephone and speak to people, rather than spreading rumours on the Internet, then the world might be a less anxious place for them. This piece appeared in the Guardian:

Common sense tells us that it is nothing at all to do with home education, despite the fact that in the third paragraph from the bottom, mention is made of 'home education'. A quick call to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirms that what is being talked about here is distance learning; things like the Open University. This has not stopped some home educators on sites like HE-UK and Dare to Know from pretending that the government is about to launch another consultation about home education. Idiots!