New findings show that some local authorities are putting more obstacles in the way of parents who want to educate their children at home. The Scottish Consumer Council claims in a report that some councils adopt â€œa heavy-handed approach which can be intimidating to parents and, in some cases, their childrenâ€?.
Douglas Sinclair, the chairman of the SCC and a former local authority chief executive, said the right to home educate was â€œa fundamental entitlement of every parentâ€? which required a â€œpositive partnershipâ€? between families and their council.
Full story at Times Educational Supplement Scotland.