Now who would have thought that!
Teachers say that parents cannot "abandon responsibility" for their children's behaviour at school.
The NASUWT teachers' union says a lack of parental support is a major problem behind pupils' lack of discipline.
A survey from the union also claims that pupils turn up at school with iPods and phones, but without basic equipment such as pens.
"Teachers are not receiving the support they need from parents," said NASUWT leader, Chris Keates.
Lack of support
The teachers' union, meeting for its annual conference in Glasgow, has published the results of a survey of more than 8,000 members and found many teachers feel let down by the lack of support from parents over behaviour.
Continue reading the main story “Start QuoteParents can't simply abandon their responsibilities at the school gate”
End Quote Chris Keates NASUWT general secretary
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