LETTER: Editorial cartoon puts blame for lice on wrong heads

Dear editor,

Re. Bob Castle’s editorial cartoon on head lice, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Why would Castle perpetuate the common fallacy that head lice originate at schools and that it is solely teachers responsibility to do something about it?

Yes, there are lots of children around which creates the conditions for transferring lice, but I suggest that general levels of cleanliness are better at schools than at many homes, particularly when there are more children in a family. Maybe parents should be checking their kids for head lice before they come to school and let teachers use valuable school time to teach instead of spending time doing a parent’s jobs for them?

Just asking.

Hal Gray


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