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Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Michael Heseltine reckons that we should get retired army officers to sort out the discipline in schools. This is an old chestnut which gets aired every few years or so. Coincidentally, last weekend I spoke to a friend who had just left after 22 years service. He reckoned that he would last about 15 minutes as a state school teacher.
"Some kid would start mucking about, I'd tell them to stop, they would answer me back and I'd give them a slap..."
Hmmm. I'm afraid that idea's not going to work, Michael. You can't fight a battle if you are the only one who wants to.