A recent Reddit thread asked, "Teachers of reddit, What generation did you like teaching most? (80s, 90s, 00s) Why?" The answers might not put the generation wars to an end, but they definitely give some insight into how we all compare.
My girlfriends mom is a middle school teacher and she mentioned that kids are way more compassionate today, but they drastically lack social skills. - jfl5058
University Prof here - when I started teaching in the early 00's, students still got even my most obscure Simpsons and 80's film references. By the late 00's, I had nothing left to reference.