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Abandoning God's teachings has weakened our education system
A Christian deputy-head friend of mine had the courage to restrain an unruly pupil from endangering other children and staff in his Great Harwood school.
The one who ended up being disciplined was himself.
After his arrest, following a praiseworthy career, the 63-year-old faced months of hell until this week when he walked away from Blackburn Magistrates without a stain on his character.
Amazingly, he still can’t work because Lancashire County Council wants to hold its own inquiry. Thus, a leading teacher becomes yet another startling statistic in the mayhem that is education.
Five thousand unruly kids are banned from class each school week. Assaults on teachers have reached an all-time high with 44 rushed into A&E last year. A quarter of our teachers claim they’ve faced false allegations, and two-thirds feel they’re being driven out of the classroom.
These horror stories fashioned the government’s new disciplinary guidelines this April and had these been fully in force the deputy head might have been spared.
They give teachers legal powers to use reasonable force to remove disruptive pupils. The false accusation fiasco also provides teachers with merciful anonymity until a proper verdict is reached.
Our increasingly secular nation has sacked God from public life, and his wise teachings have likewise been side-lined. Several proverbs and texts of God’s word outline the wise way to bring up children. All has gone.
Thinking we knew better, we replaced God and his Word with wishy-washy liberal political correctness that ended up placing the child in the seat of power. Today, the kids know exactly how far adults can go, and they know it isn’t anywhere near far enough to bother them.
Let’s hope April’s guidelines will correct this. And there is hope. Some who crafted them know God and remember what he advised.
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