Zero-tolerance on bad parenting;Letter

12th February 1999 at 00:00
LIBBY Purves (TES, January 29) caught parents' dilemma when she makes clear the risk to children whose parents indulge in "two years' street fighting and committee-sitting" to bring about school improvements.

Where does that leave other parents whose children are left in the "undesirable school"? What right has a government to insist that children attend a school that parents cannot support?

"Concerned" parents are usually keen that their children's lives should not be unduly affected by those of "ineffective parents". Shouldn't the Government practise zero-tolerance of bad parenting so that all time at state schools will be put to constructive use.

Peter Inson 15 Priory Crescent Sudbury, Middlesex

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