I used to be moved by Daniel Dylan Wray’s account of lone parenthood, home abuse and seeing his father for the primary time throughout a courtroom (A second that modified me, 1 February). I’ve a not dissimilar story, though I lived with my father, however I keep in mind intervals of parental separation as a welcome aid. In an analogous Damascene second, I went from indignant teen to school, and, as a professor, I’m nonetheless there.
College was a door into one other world. I worry that comparable younger folks is not going to have an opportunity to expertise these moments of aid, and assist from public providers, that I, and presumably Wray, loved. The relentless assaults on monetary and different assist to lone dad and mom, and the following stigma, will make life nearly not possible for households in comparable conditions at this time, as I outlined within the Guardian final yr (Tories have shamed single dad and mom and heaped monetary stress on them, 5 July 2022).Prof Morag TreanorEdinburgh
On the day when lecturers had been putting, Daniel Dylan Wray’s article was very transferring. As a former English instructor who taught at a complete for practically 31 years, I can relate to his Mrs Stevens. I as soon as took a bunch of youngsters to see the stage model of Of Mice and Males. A lot of them had by no means set foot in a theatre and so they completely loved the expertise. Academics open up a brand new world for thus many children, but Tory ministers don’t admire what they do. If it weren’t for his or her lecturers, a lot of them wouldn’t have ended up in parliament.Teresa BullockDesborough, Northamptonshire