Page 7, 20th March 1936

20th March 1936
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Page 7, 20th March 1936 — CHILD'S FITNESS FOR SCHOOL

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Keywords: Hendon, Education

PARENTS' RIGHT TO DECIDE School Authority Put In Its Place

When Mr. John Jaggers, master in a secondary school, was summoned at Hendon police court on Monday for failing to send his six-year-old boy to Deansbrook School, Hendon, he successfully contended that a parent has the right to decide if his child is fit to attend school.

It was admitted by the prosecution that the education authority could not force a parent to supply a medical certificate.

Joggers said lie objected to a school medical certificate, as it was delegating his authority as a parent to someone outside the household.

"I contend that I alone can decide when my child shall go to school," he said. The magistrates dismissed the summons.

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