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ON THE BEAT AND IN THE CLASSROOM…

By ATWadmin On November 13th, 2006

I was reading over on Frank Chalk’s blog that more than 400 English schools now have their own Police Officer either based at the school or on call. Isn’t it shocking that our school discipline system has fallen into such a state of chaos that this solution is now required? This decision to bring the Police into the classroom is a response to soaring levels of youth crime. Schools are keen to enlist the officers to help curb truancy and hooliganism in the playground. I bet!

When I was at Primary and Grammar School, discipline was maintained by ourteachers and 99.9% of all pupils respected that. Back then bad behaviour did lead to detentions and to expulsions if necessary.  We all knew that of we stepped over the mark, we would be punished. It’s simple human behaviour, after all, to try and find out where the boundaries lie.

But over the decades, the progressive agenda pursued by liberal educationalists has all but incapacitated  most School’s from having ANY effective say whatsoever in enforcing discipline. Even when a School does try to deal with a badly behaved student, they face potentially crippping legal costs as the parasite lawyers stand behind the "Human Rights"of the thugs they happily represent.

Nowadays it is the kids who are calling the shots and the result is frightened teachers who know there is a huge problem but who see it as best to farm this out thoird party to the Courts via the police force.

Discipline is essential to maintaining good order in schools and in creating a pleasant environment in which students can pursue obtaining a first rate education. It affords protection to the more shy and vulnerable children and ensures that young people understand that they must conform to an expected level of behaviour. 

In reality, in far too many UK schools, Police Officers now patrol the corridors, teachers huddle in the staff room and we are producing generations of children barely able to read or write and who have NO respect for any form of authority.  The toxicfruits of progressiveness.

4 Responses to “ON THE BEAT AND IN THE CLASSROOM…”

  1. David you obviously don’t understand the situation. Firstly, patrolling the corridors is not in the job description, so that’s right out. Secondly, a teacher (or is that "professional educator") might be assaulted, or worse yet, assault one of the little angels, which would be child abuse, and anyway it’s not the little angel’s fault, it’s society’s, which put them in a situation where they had to fight as a cry for help.

    It’s not like my old school….

  2. We had an entire team of security guards at my urban L.A. high school. They were very much needed. And this was in the late 80s.

  3. ‘Detention?’ God, DV, but that explains why you wound-up listening to EC and ABBA.
    Back in the Glory Days of RottyPup’s mid-eighties education, we got to exercise choice — A week in detention or The Slipper. For repeat offenders, of course, there was always The Cane, a peculiarly vicious punishment by virtue of it being administered by a half-blind 64-year-old who’d miss the flesh in favour of the exposed-spinal column far too often for this ‘failing’ to be merely human error.

    And the lesson here is — What? That we need more cops in schools? Or that the harder and more viscously we beat the next generation, the better their musical taste will be?

    And here’s an interesting thought — If we flog some rappers and boy bands in public, doesn’t this mean we’ll immediately get the next Beatles?

  4. Back a few years I traveled to different schools in Philly to talk about sexual harassment with the kids. What it is – what to do about it. Anyhoo – I went to some pretty scary looking schools in some pretty nasty neighborhoods in Philly. Upon arriving at one school, I walked up the trashy sidewalk, opened the iron door with the bars and graffiti all over it and it was like that Wizard of Oz movie when Dorothy opens the door of her house to the beautiful, colorful wonderland upon which her house has landed. It was wild I tell ya. Bright, clean, well ordered. The armed guard inside the door was pleasant. The classes were changing and the halls were filled with kids hurrying to their next class and teachers with walkie-talkies. ALL of the teachers were out there and ALL of the teachers were in close communication with each other and the security of the school. The kids were safe. I am positive that if anything broke out the teachers and the security would have been on it like white on rice.

    The school has the duty to keep the kids safe. God knows they get enough money to do that and more. It can be done – it is not easy but it can be done. I have seen it done with my own eyes.