A record 220,300 public school teachers reported that they were physically attacked by a student during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a report jointly published this month by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The 220,300 public school teachers who said they were physically attacked by a student in 2015-2016 is up from the 197,400 who said they were attacked by a student in 2011-2012 (which is the last school year before 2015-2016 for which teachers were surveyed on the question).
California Bans Public Schools From Suspending Troublemakers
Not content to let problem-students hold the entire class back until they’re sent home, California governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 419, prohibiting the suspension of disruptive kids by both public and charter schools.
The new law (SB 419) which goes into effect July 1, 2020 will permanently prohibit ‘willful defiance’ suspensions in grades four and five, and will ban such suspensions in grades six through eight for five years, according to the Sacramento Bee.
So that sh*tty, unparented, future inmate blowing spitballs at the chalkboard all day can’t get sent home no matter how disruptive they are.
Why? Because it’s ‘discriminatory’ to suspend troublemakers, of course!
“I strongly believe that SB 419 will bring justice to California youth by eliminating suspensions for disruption and defiance, putting an end to discriminatory discipline policies and instituting restorative justice practices,” said civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.