Define ‘reasonable’. I’d be more inclined to see the constraints on teachers and the irresponsibility of parents as the reason.
Good spot. I considered a number of words, including “significant” which I can’t qualify as I’ve no empirical evidence that their views are, in fact, affecting the thinking of schoolchildren. Next up I tried “majority” but chinned that off as almost certainly untrue.
I settled for “reasonable” as I do have first hand evidence, as I’ve documented on other threads, in the form of a number of teachers at my daughters’ school who are hot on rights but less comfortable with responsibilities. This in a comfortable, middle class, overwhelmingly white, close to full employment, non urban secondary school.
I wouldn’t argue your point on parental influence and even less argue on the constraints placed on teachers. The latter point does tend to reinforce my observation however; constraints are placed on teachers and many will work to the limit of those constraints in their efforts to instil responsibility, respect and all the other good words in their charges. A “reasonable” number, imho, go the other way and actively support challenging authority and not coincidentally, empower the parents to behave likewise. It’s also arguable that the parents were similarly “educated” as this is not a new phenomenon.