450,000 children are bullied in school
more than 360,000 children are injured in schools
at least 16 children commit suicide as a result of school bullying
an estimated 1 million children truant
more than 1 in 6 children leave school unable to read, write or add up
When I tell people that we home educate, they often say 'Wow! You're brave! '
When you look at statistics like this I wonder which parent is the braver - the one who keeps their child out of school or the one that doesn't?
As always, some interesting comments on this blog about the threat to home educators in the UK: