Teachers will be encouraged to restrain unruly pupils as part of a drive to improve discipline in schools.
Staff will also be able to search children for a wide range of items and punish those misbehaving with immediate detentions ...
Teachers who are the subject of complaints from pupils will not be identified and will be able to continue working until criminal charges are brought.
[Ed minister] Gibb told The Daily Telegraph that the measures were necessary to “shift the balance of power back to teachers”.
He said “poorly-behaved children” were detecting “weakness” in teachers and disrupting classrooms to the detriment of other pupils’ education.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.