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Excessive human liberty results in grievous bodily harm

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Another pupil was filming as Mr Harvey tried to restore discipline.

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The injured schoolboy, who Mr Harvey confronted for misbehaving in class, suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.

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But, after a girl with behaviour difficulties started being disruptive it was alleged he kicked her, Mr Rafferty said.

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The schoolboy victim then started waving a wooden metre rule and a metal Bunsen burner about in "high jinks" before he was attacked, the court heard.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/8643553.stm

The police have also reported "hands are tied" difficulties with keeping criminals in check due to the civil liberties given to criminals. Are we seeing a pattern at work?
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

It sounds to me like the problem here boils down to the hiring of an obviously mentally unstable person to fill a stressful position of responsibility, with predictable results.

Teaching is quite honestly a terrible profession at this time.

Since we cannot admit kids are unequal, you will be given morons and even retarded kids and expected to educate them.

Your course materials are closely mandated by state law, and highly politicized one or both ways (left and right).

Children can stab you can get counseling; if you fight back, even in self-defense, expect a year suspension.

Many of the children will distrust or hate you because of your race or background.

Because it's such a mess, the education profession has been abandoned to mostly insane bureaucrats who blithely enforce unrealistic rules and tend to shoot down any rising stars. They like conformity; it's safe.

Teaching used to be an honorable profession. If you are lucky enough to get into a private school, you may still have that experience. But then you'll be teaching elite kids from wealthy backgrounds.

If anyone comes up to you with idealistic blather about teaching, be very cynical.

Teaching is quite honestly a terrible profession at this time.

Since we cannot admit kids are unequal, you will be given morons and even retarded kids and expected to educate them.

Your course materials are closely mandated by state law, and highly politicized one or both ways (left and right).

Children can stab you can get counseling; if you fight back, even in self-defense, expect a year suspension.

Many of the children will distrust or hate you because of your race or background.

Because it's such a mess, the education profession has been abandoned to mostly insane bureaucrats who blithely enforce unrealistic rules and tend to shoot down any rising stars. They like conformity; it's safe.

Teaching used to be an honorable profession. If you are lucky enough to get into a private school, you may still have that experience. But then you'll be teaching elite kids from wealthy backgrounds.

If anyone comes up to you with idealistic blather about teaching, be very cynical.

Says the person from the outside looking in.

Yes, there are many problems, but there are still good adults building relationships with the youth.