bbc.co.uk / By Daniel Davies BBC Wales political reporter / 3 January 2013 Last updated at 10:06 ET
Opponents said the Welsh government’s proposals amounted to a licensing scheme for home educators.
Under the plans, parents would have to apply to join the register and would be assessed to see if the environment and education being provided was suitable.
They would also be assessed every year to see if child’s needs are being met.
Education Minister Leighton Andrews has now removed the idea from forthcoming legislation and civil servants are analysing the responses to a consultation on a draft bill which would have changed the law.
Advocates of home schooling have met AMs and lobbied the Welsh government in their campaign against the plan.
Wendy Charles-Warner, of Denbighshire, who taught her children and grandchildren at home, said: “The proposal was sold as keeping a register and a check on home educators.
“But when you open the packet that isn’t what it was.
“What they were actually proposing was not a registration scheme. It was a licensing scheme.”