From Cambridge University's Faculty of Education, a report (PDF) which has a good pop at both the National Curriculum and the Rose Review.
It's good to see some scepticism, particularly as Badman recommends the Rose Review as a possible way forward for home educators, and as Michael Gove's office has recently told us that the Tories also intend to monitor us and that they haven't decided on the reach of the National Curriculum.
(Ho hum...wondering if Mr. Gove has yet to consult with any lawyers who have any knowledge of the implications of the consequences of implementing these ideas?)
Oh and can't resist appending this as have just noticed that it disses teacher training too. (About time!)
"While supposedly training teachers to advance children’s knowledge and skill in specific subjects, ITT (Initial Teacher Training) has (a) neglected many of those subjects and (b) failed to educate teachers in even the basics of epistemology."
Yep, basic epistemology...they should be coming to Home Educators for a proper lesson in that!