The PR Guru

December 3, 2010

Frank Field makes PR Gaffe by saying that a child’s chances in life are determined before they start in education

Labour lawmaker Frank Field has caused outrage today by saying that the upbringing of a child affects the amount of money and social standing of the individual when they get older.

Comments against these remarks on Twitter include saying that they are old fashioned, that parents should take responsibility for children and not the government, and that it should never be stated that a child’s chances in life are determined before they start primary school.

After all, children have to go to school and if they are intelligent and hardworking then they do have options open to them.

The government is being urged to introduce parenting classes in Britain’s junior schools, after the report by Frank Field suggested the government should focus on the first five years of a child’s life.

The report also proposed spending money on projects aimed at the under-fives rather than increasing welfare payments. It said the level of nurture parents provide is more important to a child’s prospects than their jobs or incomes.

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