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British High School Boy Suspended For Protesting Lack of Homework

| by Emily Smith

High school student Aaron Pafitt was suspended from school for two days after he led a protest about the lack of homework at his school.

The 14-year-old first contacted Blackpool Council and Ofsted to raise concerns about the quality of education he believed he was receiving.

“I failed my math exam in school,” Pafitt said, “And I was really worried because I just wanted to make sure I was able to do the work properly.”

However, he soon lost patience with their lack of responsiveness and decided to take matters into his own hands.

During the walkout, Pafitt was joined by nearly 100 other students.

Pafitt’s mother was outraged by the school's decision, arguing that her son was trying his best to get a decent education.

Since last year, Bispham High School has been put under special measures because the standards of the school are so low. A report conducted in September revealed that the school was making "reasonable progress" toward higher education standards.

Sources: NY Daily News, Yahoo