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Childsnatching Tories

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    No pre-school, no child benefit, Tory thinktank says in report on poverty

    'Parents should be denied child benefit if they do not send their children to pre-school education from the age of three, according to an increasingly influential Conservative pressure group.

    The penalty should apply to a parent in the case of a child aged two if the toddler comes from a disadvantaged background, the new counter-poverty strategy suggests.

    (TheGuardian.com, 18th October 2015.)

    You thought it was bad when Thatcher took your milk? Bright Blue, which bills its position as 'liberal conservatism', suggests that those parents who believe they can raise their toddlers better than chicken-shed child-minders should be put in a bind. Their 'report' has a sweetly altruistic title, 'Reducing poverty by promoting more diverse social networks for disadvantaged people from ethnic minority groups', but don't be fooled. Want to feed your children? Give them up and get yourself a zero-hour contract.
  2. drek

    drek Star commenter

    Bright blue suggests clear skies, the irony :)
    With a title like that, that manages to include so many keywords 'disadvantaged' 'ethnic', and 'cuts' no wonder its reports are popular!
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    A cold, January sky stretching for five years.
  4. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    At least
  5. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Every parent has the right to educate at home, no?
    Vince_Ulam likes this.

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