We are fortunate enough to have a young student from France living with us these days. It is her first visit to our country and we are learning as much (or more) from her, as she is learning from us.
After attending high school classes with my younger daughter for a week or so, we prompted our guest to share her honest impressions. Well, among other things, she noted that students here strike her as somewhat more disrespectful to their teachers than what she is accustomed to in her native France.
Where are our children learning how to behave this way? Oh, that's right -- it's us.