‘He simply didn’t understand us. Again he tried to explain his position, and he was becoming quite emotional.
‘Parents are not qualified to make these choices. Teachers are the professionals. In fact, parents are the worst people to bring up children, they have no qualifications for it. We don’t allow untrained teachers to teach. The same would apply to parents in an ideal world.’
I realised with stunning clarity, and for the very first time, how far Humphrey’s dream of an ideal world differed from mine.’
– Lynn J., Jay A. 1986. The Complete Yes Prime Minister London, Great Britain: BBC Books (1989) p. 478