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How times have changed. The latest survey of teachers shows that many are cowering in the classrooms, afraid of their pupils.

18th March, 2006

How times have changed.

The latest survey of teachers shows that many are cowering in the classrooms, afraid of their pupils. In my day, it was the other way round. The main source of bullying, disruption and inappropriate behaviour rampaged at the top of the class: an armed, dyspeptic adult in urgent need of anger management training.

But head staggers and contusions aside, we left school with a good grounding in everything from Pythagoras to...

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