Struggling against school truancy since 2004 British government has been imposing a fine for the parents of £50 pounds, doubling to £100 if parents fail to pay within 28 days. However, in accordance with the behaviour tsar Charlie Taylor's report, these measures have been only slightly affected the situation. Around half of the 127,000 penalty notices were unpaid or withdrawn. What's more, the recent research shows that almost 400,000 children were persistently absent from schools last year. The total number of missed days for each child was an average for about the month.
Many people think that penalties can unlikely help resolve this problem, can't them?