Blogging as evidence?
Why do people jump to conclusions about other people's motives? If I want to provide evidence to my LA I send them a report. If they want to seek information about my home ed provision they write and ask for a report. They don't read my blog instead. Even if they did read my blog, they wouldn't find out much about my home education provision, they'd just find out about my opinions on a few things, and one or two selected incidents regarding my children. Keeping a blog doesn't somehow make me safer than someone who doesn't keep one, and nor does it put them at risk, in my opinion.
This argument is as logical as me saying: I educate autonomously, therefore anyone who imposes structure or lessons on their children is threatening my position, because if some people do that, then we'll all be expected to do it. Of course I disagree: everyone should be and is free to home educate in whichever way suits their family best, regardless of how it affects me. And it doesn't affect me.
If I thought my responsibility was to the state rather than my children, my children would be in school. In fact, I'd have put them in state care as soon as they were born. In fact, I wouldn't have had any children: I'd have just worked for the state, for free.
Human nature is such a strange thing. Why does some people doing something make some of the people who aren't doing that thing, feel bad about it? Freedom, diversity, respect and choice are essential components to a healthy society I think. If we all made the same choices all the time, what kind of world would we live in?
I wonder how many people sit quietly chuntering and anonymously commenting on other people's decisions. Is this a rare phenomena, or a common one? It shocks me when I come across it. Then again, you could say that's me commenting on someone else's choice. Not anonymously though.
I don't, personally, like to think that my decisions about my life might affect people I don't even know about. I don't see why they should. It's certainly not my motive for doing anything, or not doing it.