Skip to comments.50 shell-shocked teachers, staff flee chaotic Florida school district
Posted on 12/09/2022 7:01:40 PM PST by lowbridge
Violent and disrespectful classroom behavior has led to a staggering 50 teachers and bus drivers to quit a Florida school district in the last two years.
Brevard County School District, the state’s 10th-largest, held a heated meeting Thursday that offered an unvarnished and often disturbing glimpse into the state of its classrooms.
“On an everyday basis I am deflecting being attacked, scratched, headbutted, pushed, hit,” teacher Alicia Kelderhouse said as her voice choked with emotion. “I’ve had my hair pulled, and pulled down to the ground. I’ve had my throat gone for on multiple occasions. It’s on an everyday basis right now.”
Kelderhouse said staffers often commiserate in the morning to muster the courage to face the day — and that frightened kids are grappling with the same fears.
“I have students who are afraid every day in the classroom,” she said. “It’s just not fair to them. That’s what hurts my heart the most.”
The head of the district’s beleaguered teachers union, Anthony Collucci, recounted recent incidents reported by staffers to school administrators.
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50 Dads needed.
How many students are illegal aliens?
Sounds like kids need to start being sent to a ‘juvenile detention facility’.
Brevard County School District.........say no more
if Obama had sons.....
Sadly,...The children are **gaslighted** by being told that school “socialization” prepares them for the real world. This is psychologically cruel.
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Fatherlessness in which community?
My guess is that most of the fleeing teachers are leftists. Given that, I am not sure why they are fleeing. After all, Brevard county probably represents the type of diversity and utopian, socialistic policies they have advocated for all their adult lives.
Is it possible that the reality does not match the rhetoric?
They refuse to discipline the students because suspensions and expulsions impact Federal matching dollars to the school district.
Come on DeSantis. Charter Schools. Parents sign an agreement in order for their kids to attend, and are held to it; fined by county ordinance.
Teacher recruiting bonuses for former drill instructors/sergeants.
Make juvenile detention great again.
Follow what AZ just did: universal school choice.
These days, especially in that county, you would be hard-pressed to find 50 dads with the balls to do something...
Brevard borders my county to the north. They’re solid red. There’s more to this although I don’t know what it could be.
“I would feel more comfortable about the discipline policy if I knew diversity was appreciated in this area,” another district parent said. “And I don’t feel it. My fear is that the practices are inconsistent when I hear about the disparities.”
That explains a lot. Don’t worry about behavior, worry about equity.
Let me guess ….
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