So suspending the students just gives them a holiday from learning. Who is disciplining our young people if the state threatens uplift if the parents smack their children for misbehaving?
End of year and still students are being suspended for fighting and other undesirable behaviour.
Most schools model a framework of positive behaviour but it doesnt work on some students. A mostly female school staff isnt helping either. Boys dont respect their authority. Its pretty disheartening to see how angry these young boys can get. I think schools are too soft on bad behaviour and most principals dont set the best standard for their schools. Some people think its abuse but you can ask the children nicely in a positive tone to correct the behaviour maybe several times or you can get the strap out and this speeds up the correction.
Discipline starts at home. Most parents are too soft. There is a distinction between physical abuse and discipline. In my generation, that line was sometimes crossed. But without discipline, some kids, especially boys, turn into monsters. Hence the narcissistic, entitled, snowflake generation that we put up with now.
Of course, this is a generalisation. Not all kids are monsters. However, when people are thinking of leaving a town because of child crime, it's out of hand. No it's not a city in the US. It's Australia. Some places are a warzone, ruled by kids too young to prosecute.
God says that we reap what we sow. Welcome to a society that thinks God knows nothing and it's OK to leave the rod of correction in the broom cupboard.