Just how bad can it be? Violence, chaos as U.S. schools lose control of student discipline

Just how bad can it be? Violence, chaos as U.S. schools lose control of student discipline

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[IntellectualTakeout] Teachers have always had a hard job. It takes a dedicated person to prepare lessons, manage a classroom full of children, and deal with unhappy parents.

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But the role of teacher has become even more difficult — even dangerous — in recent years.

One quarter of teachers report being the objects of student violence and abuse according to a recent survey out of the UK. Verbal threats and swearing are common forms of treatment, explains The Guardian, and many teachers fail to report such incidents “because they fear… school leaders would take no action.”

Unfortunately, it seems the toxic school climate is only getting worse. As one teacher reports:

‘Having taught for almost 40 years I have witnessed a demonstrable and seemingly unstoppable deterioration in pupil behaviour,’ one said. ‘Moreover, teachers are, it seems, now expected to tolerate verbal abuse and threats as par for the course and, quite literally, an occupational hazard.’

This article continues at [IntellectualTakeout] Kids running wild in Minnesota schools, teachers beaten up, discipline in chaos

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