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Tiger thought segment tonight as we have been reporting there are an increasing number of physical confrontations.
Between teachers and students in public school classrooms around the country.
-- Saint Louis last week a high school teacher to sixteen year old girl got into it.
You know -- The teachers 36 year old Peter shepherd has been charged with a misdemeanor the student is not yet been charged as far as we know.
Joining us now from Davie Florida doctor and Daniel mover a psychiatrist who has treated teachers suffering from stress in the classroom.
So -- -- -- -- situations getting worse doctor we're reporting on it for months now.
But -- -- -- there hasn't really been a study that we could point to win in your opinion is getting worse.
I do think it's getting worse I also think we're looking at it more because of technology and social media.
I do think that kids -- all behave differently now than they did a generation ago because of several factors I think.
Teachers are somewhat under siege in this country.
Smaller budgets larger classroom sizes.
And not feeling supported by administration but in this particular case I think the teacher was pretty over the top although we didn't see what happened -- before that.
I mean -- cursing at him she wanted to leave the classroom and and you push into the edge but I I think an and you -- committed people with the telephone cameras are getting it to us and we're -- and -- being reported more that's pretty out in Los Angeles the school board announces that you can say refuted the teacher -- -- -- around -- -- that's not suspension.
Suspension worthy disciplined right it's not so right the message that they that the hierarchy of the public schools is insanity -- is yet you can disrespect teachers you can create chaos when I'm gonna suspend you for.
As somebody who taught school right down the street from where you are right now in -- -- tough suburb of Miami.
-- pace high school I can tell you.
If those kids don't fear expulsion.
The police or suspension.
They're gonna go run while that's exactly what's happening now.
I agree I think there's been a sense of entitlement I think they feel emboldened by the system and I think the key to improving behavior in the classroom starts at home.
And it's the example that the parents set for these kids in terms of respecting authority and respecting teachers which unfortunately in today's society are undervalued asset.
But that's pie in the sky doctor because you know there are terrible parents and -- most of these children who do this are from terrible home so you can't say that's the thing as -- parents don't care.
Now the toll on teachers.
I had 4045 students in my class on not sympathetic to the rising -- school sizes down.
I controlled class I never -- a kid ever.
But I was tough but I did have backup from the administration.
The told that it takes on teachers they where you shoot down and that's why teachers -- correct.
The correct -- -- I think teachers are under siege we look at tragedies like sandy hook people our teachers are in fear for their life now going to work.
And I do think in a lot of cases they don't feel like they're being backed up by the administration for even fear of litigation at times that's right.
That and then there held accountable there.
Called out if the kid does something bad so why -- they you know I was teaching is a noble profession and not well paid for -- they do.
You know what I think that we're just gonna get a lot of good teachers say you know -- my had to do this anymore.
And I don't blame him.
And even less work.
And and I think that's the real tragedy I think teachers remain -- undervalued asset in society when you really think that they're the backbone of our future.
We need to be sending the message that what they do is -- -- that they deserve respect.
That's right and the we need to get principles and there are -- tough.
And will demand discipline and school boards to stop the nonsense.
And impose discipline in those classrooms.
Especially in -- tough schools and a poor neighborhood is -- the most and that's not happening now which is why we do and and affluent.
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