Monday, September 14, 2009


The misery of some British children’s lives could come straight out of a Dickensian novel, according to the head of a teaching union. Many do not know the identity of the father figure in their home from month to month, said Lesley Ward, the President of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

It is “next to impossible” for schools to counter the effects of family breakdown, bad parenting and deprivation in some areas, she warned.

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