Basically, education is a right necessitating that this be available to all the constituents of a country. However, despite education being a constitutional right, there are many governments, most especially from the developing economies that have failed to protect this very important heritage for their nation’s children. Anker (2005) laments about the plight of these children who needs to work in order to survive. Indeed, most of these children have to shoulder the heavy household chores after getting off whatever work that they may have to earn some money.
However, as an advanced economy, Britain must ensure that its policies and legislation do not fall into this trap. It is important that the state is able to defend this right. However, it must be noted that the state alone should not shoulder this responsibility but must be proactively shared with the parents. Moreover, it has been argued by Tickell (2011) that there must be an increased awareness of the importance of interaction with the children as well as the need to ensure that there is a better way to facilitate the understanding of such procedures. This can only be possible with the cooperation of the state and parents in the sense that the parents must know about their children’s development coupled with the capability of the governments to provide manpower and resources to cater to these developmental needs. ...Show more