How it is in some schools...
From the DC Examiner comes a story about Baltimore schools:
"Students hitting teachers. A gang brawl over the color of a middle schooler’s shoes. Teachers, parents and students worried about the violence on Baltimore’s streets increasingly spilling over into city schools.
“Unfortunately, I’m not surprised that it’s still happening,” said Julia Gumminger, who quit teaching art at Waverly Elementary/Middle School last year after students pushed her against a wall — twice.
After a two-day suspension, the offender was back in her class, a pattern for violent students, teachers say."
"She could relate to the plight of another art teacher, Jolita Berry, who was beaten Friday by a student in her classroom at Reginald F. Lewis High School after she told the student to sit down. Another student used a camera phone to record the attack, and the video surfaced on MySpace.com and showed classmates cheering on the attacker. ... Berry said she informed her principal of the attack, only to be told she had provoked the attack because she told a student she would defend herself."