The daughter of a friend of mine here (Toronto) Has just started her first year of teaching. High School, math, just outside London, England.Discipline has gradually been eroded over the past 40 years, with the liberal numb-nuts always trying to blame someone's behaviour on other details of society. In the UK there is no respect for authority, police, teachers, medical workers at hospitals and paramedics, with the number of assualts on paramedics, the people you rely on to help when you're in trouble, rising over the past 3 years. If the reason is drugs or booze, it's seen as an illness and therefore not their fault.
When a kid misbehaves at school and get's simple punishment the parents turn up at school and attack, either verbally or in some cases, physically, the teachers. No wonder it's hard to get teachers in this country.