TV presenter takes to Twitter to tackle the issue that's got parents talking
Kirstie Allsopp, TV presenter, took to Twitter to air her feelings on the Government's crackdown on truant children.
The mum-of-two responded strongly to the plans to include absent 4-year-old pupils in truancy league tables, reports The Mirror.
"Finally get hold of a paper & find that "primary schools would be judged on reducing the number of 4yrld absentees"," Kirstie tweeted.
Kirstie continued, in her next tweet, "Well let me say clearly "sod that" as a parent of two summer born boys I know there are days on which school is just too much when you are 4!"
Kirstie went on to say: "Don't buy the argument that you have to harm the good parents & their children to rescue the kids of rotten parents."
"I know some kids are better off in school BUT as Gov. can't know which, schools must be trusted to judge which kids can be off when," she added.
Kirstie's comments prompted several others on Twitter to respond in objection to her comments.
One wrote, "How ridiculous. This is to stop lazy parents who would rather have a duvet day."
Another tweeted, "You are assuming all parents are literate, care about their children and have time and inclination."
What do you think about Kirstie's view?
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