Angry parents hit back after Sir Michael Wilshaw pointed the finger at absent dads for the surge violent crime. The Express reports
Many took to social media to accuse Sir Michael of blaming them for failing to keep their kids under control and describing his remarks as an “insult”.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Sir Michael said young people were turning to violence as they had no father-figures to guide them.
He said: “When I was teaching 50 years ago, when we had a problem with a youngster, mum and dad used to turn up.
“Even though they may be separated, even though they may be going through all sorts of family problems, mum and dad always turned up.
“You don’t see that now – this is about dads not caring.
But there was a swift backlash against the education expert, who was executive principal of Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, east London.
One angry mum tweeted: “So single mothers are raising killers? I’m a little bit insulted by that.”
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