No never. But I have no issue with those that do. Taking your kids out of school for two weeks holiday is nothing to do with truancy.Apparently the so-called truants also includes parents taking their kids on holiday - have you ever done that in term time?
I wouldn't be surprised if they are. Go for the soft targets, it makes their targets easier to achieve.Well it's you that they are targeting.
It's always happened in every industry/profession. When the old 'Factory Fortnight' holidays were the norm there were plenty of lads still taking holiday out of that time frame (unpaid of course), for family reasons, personal reasons etc.There have been reported cases of teachers, taking holidays during term time. Last year there was even a head teacher who took a fortnight's holiday during term time. So they ain't exactly holier than thou.
That's a tragic story wingcoax and no one in their right mind would see you children as 'feral'. It's credit to you and all concerned that you all made it through what must have been the worst time of your lives. It is however an exceptional case rather than the norm. As for the manufacturing jobs, what are we going to manufacture that will compete with China in terms of cost and in a lot of cases, quality?Many years ago, both my children were missing school on odd days over a period of months. Was it my fault? NO! I was taking them to the gates and watching them go in the doors and then going off to work. The responsibility was then on the school to make sure they stayed in. They were not FERAL children, they had just lost their mother and didn't understand how to adjust.They did eventually sort themselves out(with a bit of help from an understanding teacher) and now have good jobs and families of their own. As to the question of working in the service sector, we have enough shop workers. What we need is workers in the manufacturing sector, or there will be no need for service workers.