'Bad parents' should be fined, says schools chief inspector

Parents who miss parents' evenings, don't read with their children or don't check they have done their homework should be fined, according to the chief inspector of schools.

Parents who miss parents' evenings, don't read with their children or don't check they have done their homework should be fined, according to the chief inspector of schools.

Sir Michael Wilshaw told the Times that headteachers should be given the power to fine “bad parents” who do not support their children in their education.

He added that when he was a head teacher in London he would tell parents they were "bad parents" if he felt they were not "doing a good job". He said too often poverty was used as "an excuse" for not supporting children in their education and that white working class children were falling behind immigrant communities who often placed a greater value on education.

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