Not really; yes, there was discipline, but it wasn't oppressive. Only the bad actors found themselves facing it, while the rest of us could go about our business in peace. Too, there was not the wholesale thuggery that plagues so many of today's schools, in spite of the fact that most of the country kids carried some sort of pocketknife to school every day- I had a Boy Scout style one from age 12. Things were different then, but so too were the people.The vice principal at my parents' school would literally throw kids down the stairs when displeased. I suppose if they died it was their own fault.
Wow things sucked when you guys were young.