Points of view

12th March 2004 at 00:00
* Holidays in foreign parts have so much more educational potential than anything that can happen in a classroom. So why think of fining parents? Instead set an enthralling educational task and learning rates should rocket. Of course, back home, classroom practice will have to change to avoid gaps in the programme for those "truanting".

Rachel Gibbons

(former ILEA Inspector)

3 Britannia Road

Fulham, London SW6

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