Mark Palmer

They can’t handle the truth

Why today’s teachers pull their punches in school reports and at parents’ evenings

Every now and again I ask my daughter, who is a primary school teacher, if she is free for a curry after work. And almost always she replies that she can’t, as she has a ‘parents’ night’.

Now, either she has become lazy in her excuses for not wanting to see me, or her school organises a great number of parents’ nights.

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