"It is clear that home schooling was fundamental to civilisation as the only form of education for many years. Parents had a unique right to and responsibility for their children's education. Once state schools were established in the late nineteenth century, they took over the parents' unique position. But, as the inadequacies and shortcomings of education systems gradually became obvious, parents increasingly began re-claiming their rights as primary educators."
This extract is from a research article by Susette Brynard of the University of the Free State. Click here to read the full article.