75 Percent Want More School Discipline

According to a new poll, three out of four Swedes would like to see more discipline in schools.

The results have been welcomed by Education Minister Jan Björklund, who made tougher rules a major issue in last September’s elections. In January he introduced legislation that included allowing teachers to confiscate mobile phones and making it easier to transfer troublemakers to other schools.

The survey indicates that 74 percent of Swedes over the age of 15 want more discipline in schools. Jan Björklund says it is gratifying that even 71 percent of Social Democrat voters support a tougher approach.

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