Friday, 23 March 2007

Under-18s who leave school to be fined

Ed: Reminds me of a tee shirt I saw in Singapore: "Singapore - it's a fine city. $100 chewing gum. $200 dropping litter." etc. The difference is, Singapore was clean.

Teenagers starting secondary school next year will be the first to face fines or possible criminal prosecution if they fail to stay on in education or training until they are 18.

A Green Paper published by the Education Secretary Alan Johnson yesterday makes it clear £50 fixed penalty notices will be issued to drop-outs - with the threat of court proceedings if they fail to pay. Read more

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