Coo, the Telegraph is on a roll: first an short and positive update on the home education situation in the UK, in response to the most recent bit of research and then (finally, alleluia), a story on the damage done to children when they start school at age 4.
On the other hand, the Guardian write-up of the NFER report irritated HEors with the following:
"A DfES spokesman said: "Standards [in schools] have never been higher and with record funding in our schools we believe the best place to educate a child is actually in school. "
to which many HEors just say "Ha! Totally ridiculous, but that is what you get with skewed reporting, " and other things like "I'm not sending my child to a place where corruption is rife, those who choose to be involved in protection rackets do good business, drugs are easily available, children are knifed and knocked downstairs and are otherwise generally harrassed and bullied."
Further in the Yorkshire Post, The Mirror, The Manchester Evening News and The Independent.