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Tulsa: Schools across the district dealing with rude/aggressive behavior from students

Feb 10, 2018, Tulsa, OK, NewsOn6: Edison Student Fed Up With Classmates’ Behavior http://www.newson6.com/story/37473221/edison-student-fed-up-with-classmates-behavior News On 6 has been following several different issues that have surfaced at Edison Preparatory school and now a student is standing up and saying enough is enough. He said he wants to learn but sometimes it's difficult for the teachers to teach with all of the distractions going on in the classroom. … And it’s not just happening at Edison. Teachers all across the district have been dealing with many different situations like students talking back, swearing, and even throwing things across the room. … "It doesn't seem to matter North, South, East or West, socioeconomic, or grade level.” Said TCTA Vice President, Shawna Mott-Right. “We've had a huge surge of issues this year." Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association Vice President Shawna Mott-Right said she has taken calls from several teachers all across the district and many of them are dealing with the same issues. … They believe it’s powerful to have restorative conversations with students, so they can fully understand what they did wrong. She said these practices are ultimately cutting down on suspensions across the district. But the students and the teachers think there needs to be something stronger in place. "Honestly the kids who cause the problems are used to it by now and it isn’t a punishment anymore," said Acker. … Mott-Right said a lot of the issues that they are seeing are coming down to funding and not having staff to fill crucial spots like counselors, nurses and extra administrators to deal with these discipline issues when they come up. …