Mar 12, 2019,The West Australian: Almost 1000 students suspended from WA public schools for physical aggression https://thewest.com.au/news/education/919-students-suspended-from-wa-public-schools-for-physical-aggression-ng-b881132038z Almost 1000 students have been suspended from WA public schools for physical aggression in the first four weeks of the school year — a 15 per cent increase on the same time last year. Education Minister Sue Ellery said the figures showed the McGowan Government’s crackdown on school violence was working. In the first four weeks of the school year, 919 students were suspended for physically hurting staff or other students, compared with 799 at the same time last year. … Ms Ellery said the plan to tackle violence in public schools, which took effect this year, had given principals and teachers new tactics to manage incidents and problem behaviour, including expulsions for any student who intentionally hurt others…. Students who attack teachers face more serious consequences, with principals told to move immediately to start the process to exclude them from school permanently, or for a set time. ...
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.