Friday, January 31, 2020

Oklahoma teachers afraid of repercussions when reporting student attacks

"Bruises. Cuts. Bite marks. All types of injuries are becoming a regular on-the-job hazard for teachers in Oklahoma," KTUL reports.
"In my seven years in the classroom, there were probably at least a dozen incidences that I felt the classroom community was unsafe," said Oklahoma state Senator Carri Hicks. Before she took on the role of state senator, Hicks was an elementary school teacher. Her time in the classroom had plenty of highs and lows. One low was when a fourth-grader hit her in the stomach; she was eight months pregnant at the time.
Read the whole thing here.

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