For teachers to go on strike because their pupils are badly behaved is rather like policemen striking because there are criminals about; or priests doing so because they have to deal with sinners; or me doing so because my Jack Russell barks at the postman. We are all in positions of care in which bad behaviour is something we are expected to deal with.And that, Alexander, is the problem.
A problem entirely created by the progressives and their utterly ruinous policies,
The teachers say the phones they confiscate get returned by the management to the pupils, leaving them feeling "totally undermined". Well, the reports don't say how quickly they are returned, but the phones are presumably the pupils' property and must be returned some time. Why not make a rule saying they may not bring them to school?Perhaps because they aren’t obeying the rules that are supposed to stop them ‘swearing at teachers, assaulting them, and making malicious allegations’, so why would they obey this new rule?
It sounds to me as if the school is suffering from chronic uncertainty about how to enforce discipline.It sounds to me as if you might find it more useful to get down from your ivory tower, go into a few schools and see just what sort of generation your preferred policies have bred.
And continue to breed…