Over-16s don't need childminding
Young people's best interests are served by having an education experience that reflects their personal and academic preferences, rather than fitting into the straitjacket of a government agenda.
The idea of "dropping out" should not be seen as wrong so long as the opportunity to "drop in again" is possible, with meaningful educational opportunity. Further, the idea that pregnancy will provide exemption from the scheme sends a worrying message about girls and academic pursuit.
University of Derby