The Chief Inspector of Schools and Michael Gove, the Education Secretary seemed to have decided that you can “sanction quality in”:
Head teachers in England should be given powers to fine parents who fail to support their children’s education, the chief inspector of schools says.
Sir Michael Wilshaw says parents who allow homework to be left undone, who miss parents’ evenings or fail to read with their children should be punished.
Currently parents receive a £60 penalty notice if their child plays truant.
But Education Secretary Michael Gove wants tougher penalties for those whose children are not “ready to learn”.
BBC News Website 17 June 2014 : Fine ‘bad parents’, says Ofsted boss
Quality Inspectors in manufacturing learnt decades ago that you cannot “inspect quality in” but have to find and tackle the root causes of problems. Perhaps if Mr Gove had a wider education he would have learnt this historical lesson and be applying it. Read more…