Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers will point out that disruptive pupils and their parents face almost no consequences for their actions.So, they are calling for the reintroduction of proper discipline in schools, right?
They will spell out how teachers are routinely interrupted and sworn at, and sometimes assaulted, by pupils who have never been taught to give and take.
Other pupils turn up to school 'dead tired' because they have been allowed to stay up late.
A generation of well-off pupils is failing to accept the authority of teachers because they are used to being indulged at home, according to Dr Mary Bousted.Wait, what?
Her union will next week debate a motion calling on the Government to dock the child benefit of parents who fail to discipline their children and to force such mothers and fathers to attend parenting classes.
You can't maintain discipline in the school, so you want to discipline the parents? Who are, of course, 'mostly' those dreadful middle classes?
Speaking before the ATL's annual conference next week, Dr Mary Bousted, the union's general secretary, said parents had a duty to ensure their children were brought up understanding 'where proper authority lies' and 'how they should behave in school'.The ones that only yesterday we learned should be discouraged from early education in favour of the disadvantaged?
She added: 'It's often the well-off middle-class who buy off their children through the computers and televisions and everything which isolates them within the home.
'And then they are surprised when their child doesn't come to school ready to learn.'
Make your minds up!