What's the 1st thing most people say , when they find out our son is home educated ? It's never about ..missing out on school. And the 2nd most common response is about ' how does he learn how to socialise?' But by far and away the no'1 comment is .... I DIDN'T KNOW U COULD DO THAT . It always makes me think 'Why don't u know this and why do I ?' The fact is (clearly ) you don't have to send kids to school. Yet the wider perception is that it's mandatory and WE have no alternative . WRONG . Now wonder or wander even !! about the Why --most people don't know about this important Freedom Of Choice. Is it deliberate misinformation . You decide ... Wakey wakey ..