...from yesterday's article in the Guardian, The Observer quotes Roland Meighan (previously Professor of Education at Notts University):
'The one downside is that home-scholers have no laboratories or sports equipment. "But that is the fault of the system, not the home-educators," says Meighan.'
Actually, I'd say that would be the fault of the parents and is actually not a real problem. Most HEors can get themselves a chemistry set and make their way down to their local leisure centre.
Update: Please note Archright's comment below. They and I suspect that Roland Meighan didn't actually say this!