Thursday, June 28, 2007

Teaching is dangerous

The University of Leicester recently surveyed over 300 teachers regarding incidents of physical and verbal abuse. The results are depressing but, frankly, I'm not surprised at all.
Two-thirds of teachers in the UK have been physically or verbally assaulted in the past year, with 17% threatened in incidents involving weapons, according to new research.

Almost all teachers (99%) said they had been verbally abused by their pupils in the past year, with 74% claiming it happened at least once every two or three weeks.

There are more. It's just too depressing to list them all in this post. You can read the article here.

The real queston should be, "What is going to be done?" Maybe it's a job for the new Secretary for Education (whatever the new title is - it has changed with alarming frequency in the past few years)...not that I'm holding my breath...I've been here less than three years and we're on our third.

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Blogger graycie said...

Sounds like the US city you departed, lo these several years ago. Except that it's a whole country you're talking about in this post. Scary.

Heard who's been hired as the new Supe here? Was Big Red the assistant under E. Wayne when you were here? Look for an even bigger exodus of teachers from the city now. (shudder)

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