[Ed. – Harrisburg schools are among the many affected by the Obama-era guidance on school discipline, which LU contributor Jerome Woehrle has written about (most recently here). Predictably, racializing school discipline has resulted in a break-down of discipline just where it is needed the most. It’s bad enough to ask teachers to become full-time conflict mediators instead of classroom instructors. We can’t ask them to court physical injury too.]
Teachers in Pennsylvania’s capital city are asking for support after a series of violent altercations with students has led to multiple resignations.
The Harrisburg Education Association says at least 45 teachers have resigned since July and October. Association President Jody Barksdale says more have resigned since then.
Speaking at a school board meeting Monday evening, first-grade teacher Amanda Sheaffer says she has been hit and kicked by her students.