No one apprarently (sic) dares to mention the obvious: the 'children' (barbarians and proto-criminals would be a better term) themselves drive the teachers away (from either the school or increasingly from the profession) through psychological and physical assaults that administrators, parents, and the system at large all tolerate. The problem with public schools are the barbarians that populate the schools. Unless that issue is confronted (at it likely will not) teachers will leave as soon as they can find a way out. I speak as a former NYC teacherI saw an office referral in the hopper this morning from another teacher. Apparently one of our charming "frequent flyer" students called him a "fat fuck". Now why would teachers want to leave something like that?
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