'You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave!'
The proposed (and being slipped in by the back door) 20 school day waiting period between deregistering and the child's name being taken off the roll made me think of this song. Sorry to be flippant about such a serious topic and I do realise that 20 days isn't never.
Go to the Badman Review Action Group for further discussion and actions. It is on yahoo groups, search under that name. Join for the first time or start paying attention again to the digests piling up in your inbox.