John Findlay Posted over 2 years ago I would like to hear people's perspectives about an inherent lack of respect in our culture, and how we can teach transcendence of such? A simple thing to do is give back to teachers the power they had 30 plus years ago, the cane and other punishment of the time is the answer ! Anyone who has ever had the cane in school will agree with me. Step out of line and INSTANT ! punishment. The only difference I would ask from the past is that it must be witnessed by another teacher on roster. The mamby pamby talk to kids think is a failure. We are seriously starting to pay for the failed social experiment.