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'71% of teachers' oppose fines for term-time holiday

Around 71 per cent of teachers do not think parents should be fined for taking their children out of school during term time for a family holiday, a Daybreak poll has revealed, as the ongoing debate over the issue continued.

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71% believe travel costs amid school holidays are unfair

More than two thirds of Britons have condemned the cost of travel during school breaks, an exclusive poll for ITV News has found.

The ComRes survey found only 13% of adults agreed that current travel prices during school holidays were "fair" - compared to 71% who disagreed with the statement.

Parents have complained that the costs for family holidays rocket during breaks from school. Credit: Kent Nishimura/ABACA USA

However, the 2,052 Britons questioned were divided over whether parents should be able to take their children out of school at any time they like.

Half of Britons (49%) believed that was a step too far while just over a third (35%) thought parents should be free to travel with their children whenever they wanted.

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