Must try harder: Gove to punish parents of slacking pupils

Education secretary Michael Gove

Education secretary Michael Gove

Parents will face punishments for failing to ensure their children turn up to school “ready to learn and showing respect for their teacher”, Michael Gove warns today.

The Education Secretary vowed to drive up school standards “higher than ever before” as he set out an uncompromising vision, railing against what he believes is a culture of low expectations in the classroom.

As well as hitting out at teachers who “set children up to fail” by refusing to think they might be intellectually curious or capable of greatness, the Tory Minister insisted mothers and fathers must take responsibility for their child’s behaviour or face sanctions.


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