Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Schools Must Have Discipline

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Schools Must Have Discipline

Article excerpt

This is an open letter to all of the morons who supported STOPP in the 60s, 70s and 80s, you can now see the fruits of your stupid labours with the unruly behaviour of pupils in our schools.

The tawse and the cane were far better deterrents than any amount of detention, as was proved many years ago when we did not have so much disruption, and as for the bleeding heart do-gooders and their human rights counterparts, what a load of tripe they expound. Good and hard-working pupils also have rights, the right to study in peace, the right to go about their business without being harassed by insolent and abusive yobs. And, yes, I do believe some of this starts at home but the culture of greed was fostered by Thatcher and the Tories and now the country is reaping the benefits.

The hands of teachers are being tied and they have no way of fighting back. I would advocate that the strap, the cane, corporal and capital punishment should all be brought back and we may see less disruption in the classroom, less violence on the streets, less killing as life seems to have no sanctity now. …

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