unapologetic calling for parental responsibility on school attendance stance
National leader Christopher Luxon remains unapologetic for calling on parents to take more responsibility to get their children to school.
He was questioned at Parliament about his earlier response to attendance figures, which found just 40 percent of children went to school regularly in term two this year.
Luxon said the pandemic was no excuse and was open to the idea of legislation, similar to the United Kingdom, where parents could face fines if they let children skip school in term time.
Today he acknowledged there was a "sickness component" to children missing school, but that did not "explain the whole problem".
Link to article: National Party Christopher Luxon unapologetic calling for parental responsibility on school attendance stance (msn.com)