Published 29/01/2014 | 02:30
Would Irish principals be tempted to fine parents of pupils who are persistently late?
That is the latest plan in Britain. If children are unpunctual 10 times in a term at schools in Milton Keynes, headteachers slap on a £60 penalty.
If the fine isn't paid within 21 days, the penalty can be doubled.
Some schools here might welcome the extra revenue, but collecting the money could be a nightmare.
On the one hand, you might have some persistently unpunctual parents who will never cough up. On the other hand, some better-off parents may think the penalty is a price worth paying for turning up whenever they feel the need to drop their offspring at school.
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