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Fine for absence from school lessons: is it a good solution?

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 Around half of the 127,000 penalty notices were unpaid or withdrawn.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?


Comments (2)

tauri tauri # 0 Up Down

It is the easiest way that is based on money. They should get at the root of the problem and consider the matter from all sides.

Zecar Zecar # 0 Up Down

I think that the only goal they are sure to achieve is a change of relationship between parents and kids for the worse. And an increase of manhandling, as well.

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