School violence: I'm talking about INSIDE THE CLASSROOMS, EVERY DAY
Robert Weissberg, writing at American Thinker:
American public schools are witnessing a mass exodus of teachers.
The term “stampede” may be more appropriate. According to one poll conducted in 2022, some 55% of educators were ready to leave the profession, and this unease is often translated into action. In one Chicago school nearly every teacher bailed out. Many teachers are not even waiting for the end of the school year and are leaving in mid-term.
These departures overwhelming result from school violence, disorderly classrooms, insufficient administrative support, and trying to teach kids who just don’t care. According to one study during the 2020-21 school year, one-third of teachers reported at least one incident of harassment or threats of violence while 14% were actually physically attacked. The American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Violence against Educators and School Personnel reports that threats can even come from parents convinced that junior is “a good kid” despite carrying a knife to the classroom.
Cold statistics understate the fear of violence, especially in schools where poor, single-parent minority students predominate. Reports of physical confrontations quickly spread to others as does the unwillingness of school administrators to punish culprits. Further add daily in-your-face hostility to learning such as talking during lectures, constant iPhone use, and obvious boredom that can kill a teacher’s commitment.
Getting the picture?
Of course, the catastrophe is underreported in the press. Mustn’t highlight the facts, mustn’t publish what the teachers have to say, and above all, mustn’t bring up the issue of RACE.
The truth doesn’t matter.
That’s the key.
Imagine what would happen in this scenario: