The point McHugh reviews used to be called catering by teachers to students. It was considered a path of least resistance that a teacher could take and not accept responsibility for student performance or behavior. That was a pejorative reference, because educators knew it was easier to cater than to demand (usually expressed more softly) compliance with adult expectations.
I wonder what happened to the idea that people are called children and students, because they are immature and don’t know what they must know to continue life as they now live it or to better their life. On the other hand, maybe kids today have it right: adults should cater to them.