Chapter Twelve: Some problems in the education system
Discipline in schools
If the more sensational reports in the, mainly tabloid, press are to be believed, there are many schools where indiscipline is rife, teachers are incapable of teaching and little or no learning takes place. Certainly there are schools where keeping control is a challenge, and pupil behaviour is far from ideal, but in general schools are reasonably well ordered and, as exam league tables show, progress is made and success is apparent. There is room for improvement in many schools and teachers sometimes struggle to keep some of their classes in good order.
In a school with a well developed system for reward and punishment, all concerned understand and follow clearly set ...