TRUANT 'JAIL' IS SLAMMED.
Attendance centres will keep in those refusing education after the leaving age rises to 18.
The Association of School and College Leaders said: "Under 18s should not be criminalised for refusing to learn." The British Youth Council added: "Those at risk of dropping out need support not a criminal record."
But Schools Secretary Ed Balls said: "It's not about forcing people. There will be exciting training options."
EXTRA WORK: Ed Balls