Postscript

6th April 2001 at 01:00
* Manchester head Dame Jean Else's suggestion (News in brief, TES March 23) that the benefits of parents whose children persistently truant be cut fails to recognise the difficulties many such parents have caring for and controlling their children. It also fails to acknowledge the well-kown link between poverty and truancy. Poverty may not be a cause but it is certainly not a cure for truancy. Dame Jean's suggestion is as helpful as taking food from an anorexic to get him or her to eat.

Yusuf Laher

4 Merchants Landing

Blackburn

Lancashire


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