The BBC are reporting that a ferociously-popular online petition is calling for a removal on the ban on taking children out of school in term time.
What do you lot reckon? I don't have kids and, whilst Mrs Pondo is a teacher, I'm not, so it's nowt to do with me, really. I only ask because my second cousin has been whining like a beeyatch on Facebook because they got fined for it - they asked the school if they could remove their kids to go to her mum's 40th wedding anniversary bash abroad, the school said no, they went anyway and got fined. For my money, she's brought that one on herself - what's more, wanting to take a holiday during term time because they can't afford to go on holiday out of term time seems a bit of a misplacement of values, surely if you can't afford the holiday you want, you should take the holiday you can afford? And heck - how much would the parents complain if the teachers went on holiday on term time?