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.
Parents encouraged to tell on each other
U.K. bill holds moms and dads accountable for kid’s bad behaviour in school
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