64 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 36% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    36% Complete
  • 32.5% No - it's not the parents' choice
    32.5% Complete
  • 31.5% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    31.5% Complete
899 votes
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The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)