why has behaviour become so much worse in schools? I've been teaching nearly 8 years and I've never known anything like it is now. regularly lessons are completely spoilt by a small group of children who pretty much refuse to stop talking or being silly. Even children on report continue the behaviour they have as their target to stop, then try to argue to get a tick! I've spoken to parents who try to put the blame on me,I don't like their child etc! At what point is something actually going to be done about the appalling behaviour that seems to be endemic in today's secondary schools?