Attacks on Teachers

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Teachers in primary, secondary school and college have reported being physically attacked by a student during the school year, according to new data released by the federal government.

Teachers have always been devalued in this country, but in the past months the pace and intensity of the attacks have escalated sharply.

The figures werw up double digits from last year's reports from those who reported attacked by students in the previous school year. And the problem is also growing elsewhere. Proposed Argentina Law Would Create Stronger Penalties for Attacks on Teachers http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2016/04/proposed_argentina... via @educationweek

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