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***(UK) 'Unteachable' children; 183,000 suspended in last 5 yrs

Feb 17, 2019, Daily Mail: More than 2,700 'unteachable' children have been suspended from school at least 10 times in the past year with one pupil barred from the classroom 63 times https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6713939/More-2-700-unteachable-children-suspended-school-10-times.html Bullying, drug-taking and violence towards teachers were among the reasons that almost 3000 'unteachable' children were suspended from school at least ten times last year. … Shockingly, 1,170 pupils had ten or more exclusions in 2016 according to the figures that show that misbehaving is on the increase. Among last year's 'unteachable' pupils, an alarming 430 were still in primary school. … He said: 'Some children are unteachable in a normal school environment. The havoc they cause can ruin the education of other children and destroy their life chances.' A Department for Education spokesman said great strides had been taken helping teachers tackle poor behaviour in schools despite the fact that in the past five years the number of students suspended has risen by 37,000, from 146,000 to 183,000. Tight budgets and the lack of specialised means of dealing with children with more specific requirements stemming from conditions like autism have also placed further strain on teachers. Teachers often cannot cope with a learning disability and misunderstand it for misbehavior, leading to more exclusions. …