There was a time when the teacher was God and pupils respect him out of neither popularity nor affection; there was only fear and fear was what maintained decorum in the classroom. Fear was what compelled every pupil to complete his homework and sit upright in class.
Abuse? What abuse? Spankings and slaps and ear-pullings were common occurrences and physical pain was expected by anyone who misbehave.
Is it any wonder we have brought up a generation of young people who take offence at almost every ‘political incorrectness’?
Is it also any wonder we have brought up a generation of cissy soldiers whose duffel bags have wheels and trolley handles?