Yes Clinton, I have kids - but only five of them
Two are still of school age - one of them attended for about a month 4 years ago. Since then he has been 'educated otherwise'. I will admit we've found it hard sometimes, juggling work commitments and the kids education. On the up side though not being tied to the 'national curriculum' enables a lot more focus on the children's needs and interests.
Another thing I'd like to point out is that in school, you are forced to learn what the government think you should know, when they think you should know it. In may cases this leads to unhappy kids, not wanting to listen or learn. Being able to follow their interests makes for a happier and more sponge like learning experience. Also, everybody has a different rate of learning, some find one thing easier to understand than others - in my opinion it's not possible for one teacher to assist a class full of pupils and bring out the best in them, at the rate in which they have to cover different areas of a subject.
We do have one slightly annoying thing going on though - once a year we have to 'prove' to a visitor from the Education Welfare Office, that we are indeed educating our 'child' to a standard that will allow him to survive in todays modern society.
Why wouldn't we..? - We want the best for our kids!
Here's a quote from Section 7 of the 'Education act 1966'
"The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable ;
a) to his age, ability, and aptitude, and
b) to any special educational needs he may have,
either by regular attendance at school or otherwise."