Unruly students putting teachers at risk

NZPA 26 Sep 06
Deteriorating student behaviour is putting staff at risk and the Government needs to act, says the Post Primary Teachers Association. PPTA president Debbie Te Whaiti told the association’s annual conference today deteriorating student behaviour had become a health and safety issue for many teachers, who saw it as one of the major deterrents to recruiting and retaining quality staff.”How many professionals work daily in an environment where it is not unusual to be told to ‘eff off you dumb cow’ or threatened with “I know where you live you ******,” Ms Te Whaiti said.