I am, naturally, opposed to hitting children...however, having taught at an elementary school in Europe and endured a PTA meeting, I am convinced that in most cases the ones responsible for the mayhem and rudeness which was a daily occurrence in class, were and are the parents. Caning parents should be not only legal but mandatory. as for this UK teacher, maybe people with a history of mental instability should not teach.
If only we could require people to take a test to get a breeding license - very much like a driver's license.
Question 1. Your perfect little darling was give a 10 minute after school detention for trying to stab the teacher with a knife he brought to school from your home's kitchen. What do you do?
a. Blame the teacher.
b. Blame the school.
c. Blame the unjust society that denied your child the right to free expression.
d. All of the above, plus demand the knife be polished and sharpened before being returned and that your child be compensated for the excessive and deeply traumatic punishment he got.
e. Take responsibility for your child's behavior and take steps to make sure this doesn't ever happen again.