We have long known the effect of the direct attack on the education sector by successive governments. Keep them stupid and they won't see what we're doing, and all that.
The next step in the anti-learning campaign came yesterday, as Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs announced the decision to target teachers giving private after school tuition for special intimidation and red tape.
But just how can the aim be to raise revenue in these hard financial times? How much revenue will they raise? What are the likely tax receipts from a few thousand people doing a few hours extra-curricular cash-in-hand work, and how much will this campaign of terrorism cost?
Just another attack on families and children.