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originally posted by: yorkshirelad
a reply to: slider1982
I see you are looking at the problem from the point of view of the parent with the absent child. What about all the non absent children who have to have their education halted when the absent child returns so the missed teachings can be re-taught to the absent child. Bet you a billion pounds if the absent child upon return was NOT taught the missing stuff and instead the class continued as normal with 99% non absent kids the parents of that absent child would go mental claiming discrimination.
So the education of the vast majority has to be disrupted for the arrogance of the one.
Maybe making it a criminal offence is a step too far but there is probably more to this. There is no way it would apply to a "first offence". I would not be surprised if this is the final straw with the school and an arrogant "I can do what the f I like" parent who has disrupted the learning of the rest of the class a number of times. I heard him on the radio and he is an arrogant a-hole.