With regard to the raising of the school leaving age to 18, Edward Pearce puts up an almost nostalgic plea for even very moderate libertarian instincts in politicians in Comment is Free. He notes how the education secretary Alan Johnson has been seduced by the tenor of our current government which he describes as being
"insanely disposed to boss, meddle, interfere, punish and have its will in matters which require no such engagement."
Yup, that's it. So leave home educators alone too, please.