Parents encouraged to tell on each other

U.K. bill holds moms and dads accountable for kid’s bad behaviour in school


One misbehaving child is all it takes to disrupt an entire classroom. So in the U.K., lawmakers are pushing to give parents a way to force problem kids to shape up: the license to complain about parents. Home school agreements, which require parents to sign on to support homework and discipline, are already in place at many schools, but the education bill would make these mandatory. And if a child’s persistent bad behaviour gives other parents reason to believe that a mom or dad isn’t holding up the agreement, they would have the right to report them to the local education authority. The complaint could then be used as evidence in courts seeking to impose a parenting order.

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Parents encouraged to tell on each other

  1. But it's against the law to discipline your kids, no spanking, verbal abuse, pretty much you can do nothing, without the kid been able to report the parent, but the parent is responsible. Boy England slips further into a banana state and a government controlled authoritarian society, unfortunately lefty Canadians look at England and thinks it has great ideas. What hope.

  2. This seems a tad rediculous. Yes, parents have a lot of responsibility with regards to their children's behaviour, but let's not take the child's decisions out of the equation. Ultimately, it's the kid acting up, not the parents. Kids already have enough reasons not to take responsibility for their behaviour, they don't need another one.