Increasingly i am of the opinion that many of the students who behave badly and work poorly and are given various reasons to excuse that behaviour (autism, ADHD.....and so on) often their problem is poor manners, laziness and poor upbringing. We are creating school sytems (and then a society) where no students take responsibility for personal weakness, but have teams of people (LEA, Ed Psych, EWO...) conjuring excuses to justify their behaviour. In my opinion if a child answer back it is because thay made the decision to do so, if a child truantss, that is their choice, if a child swears, shouts, threatens a teacher they have made that persoanl decisions and not seek excuses but take and result of the chin. Im a 24 year old teacher. When I was at school I took responsiblity for everything that went wrong. I did not say "I had a bad morning", "That teacher doesn't like me", "When are you going to tell him off" - I, and my schoolmates took it on the chin. Now students in school will make any excuse rather that take responsibilty themselves. And many of those excuses are cooked up, "liberal" driven excrement. The lack of responsibility and resulting sanction in schools and then society is damaging the UK more than any one thing. Is this just me ranting or do peiople agree!