Report: Oregon needs more adults, money, training to handle disruptive classrooms

two girls doing school works

Name calling and profanity. Spitting, kicking and hitting. Ripping books. Brandishing scissors.

These are some of the behaviors educators say are increasing in Oregon classrooms.

Teachers have voiced concerns to the Oregon Education Association over the past few years about disruptive behaviors that not only affect the student doing those things, but also have lasting effects on their peers and educators.

The association released a report  detailing what they call “a crisis of disruptive learning.”

Read more about the report and issues here.



Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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