Most violent work places in Ontario

  1. I’m a nurse and I’ve been bitten, kicked, punched, slapped and strangled numerous times over the course of 6 years. People are shocked when I tell them how much physical abuse is just “part of the job”, especially when dealing with dementia patients.

  2. I'm a PSW but work as an EA, and did many years working in residential care. Same. I have permanent nerve damage in one arm from a bite and countless little scars from being pinched, scratched, or bitten. I had an entire knuckle bitten so deep that the tendons got infected.

  3. Yet we still think a bank CEO deserves to get paid multimillion dollar bonus but a nurse who helps us in our most vulnerable moment should have a cap for their salary. In my view, you’re an angel.

  4. Thank you for working with the elderly. I remember taking my father's hand off the nurse's arm that he was pinching because she was trying to plug in his call bell and he had a UTI that went systemic and was out of his mind.

  5. What are some examples of situations where someone would attack you? Not doubting your stories at all, just curious. If you feel comfortable sharing

  6. Omg people like you are such hard workers. The only time I've ever went to the hospital in like 5 years I saw a nurse getting verbally harassed and they just deal with it. One lady refused to give her name and threatened to call the cops for no reason.

  7. My job is to pay these workplace injury claims. Most claims I come across are PSW, RPN and Education Assistants. Anecdotally police, EMS and correctional seem to have a lot of mental health related claims. A lot of injuries in mining and private security guards too. My most hated employer is Amazon - they always object to every claim automatically, which slows down payment to the worker.

  8. I’m an RECE and I broke my finger at work and tried to file a claim only to find out my workplace (child care centre) did not “sign up” to WSIB as child cares are one of the exempt professions where it’s optional. I was so pissed.

  9. What reasoning would Amazon have to reject injury claims? Other then the working conditions are so awful and injuries happen so often it would cost them millions probably.

  10. I’m a WSIB paralegal & represent workers. The majority of workplaces object to every claim in my experience.

  11. Yep. As a former PSW we probably had over 300 incidents a month on our one unit. But if you report you get ignored by your team lead, so you report to management only to be told it’s your fault, and then management doesn’t like you and doesn’t have your back when a crazy family member starts drama. I watched it happen so many times.

  12. As a teacher, for every one violent thing I deal with, and EA deals with at least 10. They deal with a hell of a a lot.

  13. Dude it sucks to be attacked and be littled. There needs to be more support. When folks asks for raises they get shunned. I myself work as EA and work 3 jobs including my full-time gig.

  14. People have no idea what's going on in many schools. My wife (grade 2 teacher) has two runners in her class, one of whom bites when you go after him; a girl who goes from normal to crazy in a heartbeat (think desks flipped, things ripped out of shelves, throwing anything she gets her have on) causing the rest of the kids to have to leave because you are not allowed to put your hands on a child even if they are freaking out; and a boy who refuses to tell anyone he has to go pee so he pisses himself 2-3 times a week. It's a gong show. She has one EA for 50% of the time. Leche and Ford are destroying public education and healthcare so they can 'justify' vouchers and privatisation.

  15. My best friend is an EA who was head butted by a violent 6 year old (think back of kids head i to her face). This was almost three years ago. She still suffers from post concussion syndrome, migraines, light sensitivity and neck pain. She will never be the same again, and yet it is “part of the job”.

  16. People don’t realize how strong kids can be, especially if they lack the ability to hold back their strength. I was a sub EA for a lovely autistic boy in grade one, and when he decided to go for a stroll around the halls, I was physically unable to redirect him. He had a big smile on his adorable face while I was straining to turn him in the direction of his class. I just kinda gave up and let him give me a tour of the school, since all I could do was just make sure he stays safe. Teachers understood.

  17. Oh man, my step-mother is an EA and recently a new student beat up and pulled out a bunch of one of her coworker's hair. She had to go to the hospital but now everyone's been told they have to work in, essentially, football gear. They were told absolutely nothing about the kids history and just have to fear for their safety everyday. Bites and stuff seem like nothing from kindergarteners, but when that kindergarten brain is in the body of an adult it's a lot different.

  18. As a teacher in a k-6 school I can say these are definitely under reported. A kindie teacher didn't report being bitten and bled all over his shot a result because he didn't think it would change anything.

  19. As a person who has worked for CUPE, and as one of the clerical people documenting these reports. PLEASE REPORT ALL OF THEM. I get it, it's annoying, but the form for first aid only takes only a few minutes to fill out. The unions can't fight for things properly if they don't have the numbers to back it up to show the severity of it.

  20. As a kindergarten teacher I 100% agree. I’ve reported the extremely serious ones but reporting the rest is honestly just more work for me and I am burnt out to the core

  21. Kinder teacher, and we were literally told in a meeting last week to absolutely report incidents if we were concerned for our safety, but we don't need to report everything, since the number of reports doesn't affect the amount of support we receive.

  22. As a parent, I try to avoid criticizing other parents for their child's behaviour. Parenting is difficult, and every child is different, and what works for me isn't going to work for them. At the same time, I've witnessed parents allowing kids to get away with shit that I couldn't even imagine my own kid doing... so I have to believe that at least a portion of these incidents are at least partially due to a failure to teach kids proper respect of others, particularly of elders.

  23. I’m not doubting that nursing and teaching are dangerous but this needs a citation because it’s not clear what’s included, ie what are they counting as nurses, aids, and orderlies? That’s an odd classification

  24. I believe these are injuries that required time off. Stats are also from 2019 (I think I read that somewhere) so one can imagine they are WAY higher now for all listed professions.

  25. I know a few teachers with many years of experience and they all say that behaviour problems are getting progressively worse over the years. What is going on with the kids?? When did parents completely give up on their responsibility to teach respect and appropriate behaviour? Or is there something else causing this? I don’t get it.

  26. The ministry has taken away the ability to discipline students. We aren’t allowed to suspend students anymore. There’s no long term consequences and they know it. With the EAs, a lot of it is the developmental Ed students, and not having enough support. A lot of students should get 2 EAs due to aggression and size of student, but the ministry isn’t willing to fund that. At my school, we’ve only had our full EA compliment for 3 school days so far, whenever someone is off sick we are short staff. The other day we were down 3 EAs and there’s no supply staff, and that puts us at higher risk for violence.

  27. It’s a combination of kids being overstimulated by technology at increasingly younger ages, under-parented by exhausted parents who both work, a major lack of outdoor and socialization time with friends, and a crumbling education system where sadly teachers receive a lot less respect than they did 30 years ago. It’s a hot mess, and what we’re seeing in terms of behavioural issues in children is just the beginning.

  28. I work in childcare I been threatened to be stabbed by a five year old. Another 6 year old threatened to skin me alive with a pair of scissors he said was going to peel the skin of my face and take my eyeballs out. Also threatened a friend who had disabilities as well. Needless to say they didn't last very long at the daycare.

  29. Cuts to education. When the number of students per teacher is way up, the teacher doesn't have time to work on behavior issues when they are just starting. The teacher has to triage and deal with the worst cases. But that means the other cases grow and turn into worse cases themselves.

  30. That’s what I was thinking. Maybe I was just lucky as a child to never witness it but I can’t think of one time when I was in school that a classmate assaulted a teacher.

  31. They aren’t being parented, and teachers hands are tied cause parents will threaten to sue. My sister does this “No, no” parenting. You don’t say no, you redirect. The kid is out of control. Our parents have a horse farm and he kept running into paddocks, my mom is like you need to leash him, he’s gonna get killed. She tried to distract with something else, he just just goes back though. We need to keep all the golf cart keys in the house now (used to just keep them in the ignition) case he keeps trying to drive off with them. He never gets in trouble though, so it’s not biggie to him

  32. Parents are run haggard by the ever increasing demands of jobs across the board. Actually parenting requires spending time with your kid which is time not spend making rent.

  33. It’s a lot of things. I am all for inclusive education. It can have some amazing benefits, children who require Educational Support to attend school get to be included in a classroom setting and not hidden away in a Spec Ed school. However, the kids who were borderline behavioural see these kids and act out knowing they don’t get suspended because they are “special needs” and it becomes a “well so and so didn’t get suspended for punching X!” Also, so many kids are suffering from trauma/abuse. Having to unpack that before being able to learn is a lot to ask and finally, I firmly believe that it’s a few kids ruining for a lot. For every child who I’ve worked with who injured me, there are more who haven’t.

  34. I feel like the answers pretty obvious as OP stated below. As society has progressed further into the assumption that discipling kids is an egregious sin teachers have fewer and fewer tools in their toolbox to deal with problematic behaviour.

  35. It’s a total lack of support. I have a student who in June was in a 4 child to 3 adult low enrolment class. They are now in my regular Ed class of 32. They have violent outbursts and throw desks, chairs, punches whatever. Their trigger, a loud classroom. They have no EA assigned to them. So in June of 6 th grade they are eligible for almost 1 to 1 care and in September of 7th are miraculously cured of ASD? With admin who won’t discipline kids, a total lack of support for kids who need it, parents who refuse to back up teachers and think school is their babysitter, plus a grossly underfunded education system elementary education is a complete shit show right now. At least where I live. 25 years in and I can’t wait to get out, as it’s just a huge disservice to kids and to myself.

  36. For those not aware, schools in Ontario are facing a huge crisis. The number is students with needs has sky rocketed. 5+ years ago, you would make have one student with mental health problems - now it’s 1/4 of the classroom. When I tell people stories of what happens at my school, people are shocked.

  37. As an EA in elementary school and a former Union executive is can tell you that the reports of over 600 is likely 1/5 of the actual incidents.

  38. Interesting. EA’s and support staff in schools are starting salary negotiations soon. Don’t you think they deserve to be paid better if they are doing a ‘violent’ job? I do!

  39. Well what are the systemic reasons behind violence at schools? Could it be the cutbacks to all supportive programs and their staff that might help teach emotional and physical regulation to the children so when they become overwhelmed (as is natural to children) they have the skills or support to not have violent outcomes? Nah. Let’s keep cutting support staff positions and any non-academic programs and hope for the best

  40. My best friend has been a special needs teacher for 25 years. He's been stabbed, punched, kicked, clawed and jumped on by a 300 lb kid. Not to mention the number of times one of his students has reached into his pants and pulled out a handful of shit to throw at him. And he has no options but to take it or quit. He is so banged up that he's not sure he'll make it another 5 years to retirement because his body is giving out on him.

  41. Janitor here I work at a psychiatric hospital I have had a metal chair thrown at me multiple times I had hot soup thrown on my arm that gave me burns. My girlfriend that is Japanese and is a nurse has been assaulted multiple times and once knocked out.

  42. For all of you who are adamant that education workers don’t deserve the wage increase we are asking for: according to WSIB, EAs had more incidents of violence requiring time off work than Police and Correctional officers. Yet, no one seems to think they don’t deserve living wages, just education workers. Please learn the whole picture, and support education workers in their fight for a living wage.

  43. I was never a ea but I was a nanny a while back to a girl who had a disability and would get violent. I was her punching bag. She would also get naked and run outside. Her parents didn't do shit. But she did have an ea at school with other kids who had the same disability. To think that someone else had to deal with that child is crazy. Pay these people more!

  44. Quick question- what's the ratio of EAs to cops and nurses? Like, if there is 10 EA : 2 police : 2 nurses, 5x the incidents would be the same per-capita rate.

  45. My dads a school councillor and im pretty sure he gets assaulted on at least a monthly basis - and yes, the no contact rule is STILL in effect, meaning he can't physically defend himself or even restrain the child. If he does he can get fired. And oh yeah, since he often the only male employee, hes the go to for the other staff when their kids act out.

  46. I agree with the message of this post, and I think teachers and nurses should get paid much more, etc etc, but the way this data is presented is dogshit. By themselves these numbers don’t mean a thing, what matters is violence (however defined) per person in the job, not total number of violent incidents in a job category. So these should be presented as incidents per (say) 10,000 people in this job or something. Second, not all incidents of violence are the same. Some differentiation is necessary to make the conclusions credible.

  47. Don’t forget that this article states that stats are from 2019 and only include incidents where time was lost at these jobs due to injury. The numbers are SO MUCH higher than this list for all professions.

  48. These numbers should also give you pause to reflect on the the fact that the average wage for these Educational Workers is $39 000 per year. They are not salaried employees but hourly and in the face of inflation Ford wants to claw back sick days and access to Short Term Disability in exchange for a 1.25% raise. That translates for the most senior EA's to about $0.29 an hour. Colleges are having a difficult time attracting anyone to the program.

  49. In my city at every government public service place there are signs posted that you can't even have a negative thought, let alone raise your voice to the staff because they deserve a safe workplace. Agreed.

  50. And this is just the “reported” ones. So many incidents left undocumented. I’ll never forget the day one of my students used my pregnant belly as a punching bag (thankfully baby was unharmed.)

  51. I want to point out that I'm an ex sea (special education assistant) in bc, we are paid in the 99th percentile here, and we make 33k per year. The rent for 1 bedroom is 1700 per month excluding utilities. Let that sink in. 66% of what we make just goes to rent. I had a student concuss me two years ago. I had another scratch my eye and take out a small chunk. Another student pushed me so hard my back seized up and i was in pain for three months. I caught covid at work earlier this year and I still have long covid symptoms. When I left the profession, my school district filed an appeal to workers comp over my long covid benefits.

  52. I'd want to see these on a per capita basis. Raw numbers don't count if there's many times more education workers than corrections officer.

  53. Last year, an angry student (angry bc she was caught posting death threats to another student) tripped me on the stairs as I was talking to her. I fell. As I landed, she was already screaming that I had assaulted her and that she pushed me in self-defense. Some people call this a violent incident. At my school, we call it Tuesday morning.

  54. My friend is a development service worker in highschool. The stuff he goes they is crazy. I have no idea how it's not a bigger story.

  55. I agree since lots of stuff gets under reported, especially in schools, but the stats should really take into account the amount of each profession in the province. Not sure if that would even change anything here, but instead of X amount of incidents reported, it should be X amount of incidents reported per 1 000 individuals in that profession.

  56. I'm a teacher and in the past month I've been around a dozen violent situations. One day, my calm approach to the students in distress won't be enough to diffuse the danger.

  57. I’m an EA and I worked at a special day school with violent students. I had to leave because the students were getting more violent and less was being done to protect us. I’m supplying now and I am very careful about what schools I choose to work at.

  58. As Ontarians why are we still letting our government bully employees of one of if not the most physically and mentally taxing job on the planet (nursing). Time to repeal bill 124, this is just pathetic at this point. People may think they make enough but tons are simply fed up and leaving the field because of unfair pay.

  59. I'm sorry, but this level of torturing of statistics is so severe that your numbers are completely meaningless. You are using the exact same logic as saying that driving a car is more dangerous than base jumping because there were 288 traffic fatalities in Canada and 0 deaths from base jumping. Like no shit, that's because you have millions of people driving and only a handful base jumping - base jumping is actually way more dangerous. That doesn't even get into the fact that this measures people who got time off from work, not the number of assaults or injuries - and I suspect some industries expect people to suck it up in regards to violence more than others.

  60. Let's also not forget that violence coming from a prisoner is far more dangerous than violence coming from a kid, which people here seem to have forgotten.

  61. It would be interesting to see what the incidents include. Most incidents with police to unreported because they just deal with it; same with Nurses, they deal with a lot of abuse and crap but more often than not just don’t report it because it isn’t worth the hassle

  62. Well teachers aids deal with the socially and mentally challenged kids. I know a lady that tore her ECL? While trying to stop a low functioning individual from running out of the school with all their 7 year old might

  63. The highest number of incidence doesn't make it the most dangerous workplace. Violence from a elementary school child isn't the same as violence in correctional services. Also, violence isn't the only danger faced in workplaces. Environmental dangers in specific workplaces are far more dangerous than violence in an elementary school.

  64. Ever been bitten by a 5 year old? Yes, assaults by 5 year olds count. They are quick, they can get their hands on items that become weapons or projectiles, and you need to stop them in a way that does not harm them. EAs will step in between a dangerous student and other students to keep them safe.

  65. I had my shins kicked really hard by a 4 year old last week, I have tons of bruises but he bit another staff member in the leg so hard that she bled a lot and her leg looks awful. I didn’t report the kicking, her incident was reported since she needed to be seen by a doctor. She isn’t even an EA, she’s an untrained mom that was called in as emergency supply because they’re so understaffed and desperate.

  66. They’re counting any assault that results in lost time from work. Which is a fairly significant event IMO. So not a regular tantrum from a 5 year old. But if you’re bitten and have to go to ER for antibiotics and miss work time for it, that would count.

  67. I have no idea what the author is counting but when I was in public school in the early 2000s, it was pretty common for kids to throw chairs or desks at teachers. We also had a kid stab another kid in the eye with a pencil one year.

  68. They’re counting any violent incident at work that resulted in time off work. I was jumped by a 7 year old while toileting him, he managed to pull me down, and when I fell I hit my head on the change table and ended up with a severe concussion. Young kids can be violent and aggressive.

  69. Last year a five year old student spat in my face, then bit my arm. Another broke my glasses and gave me a concussion by headbutting.

  70. I know someone’s that an Teacher for 8th grade. She’s much smaller than some of the boys and have been physical with her before. The kids in school today haven’t been parented and don’t show any respect

  71. This article is garbage. Many many jobs you're getting assaulted once per week or more. My relatives that are nurses, my friend that is a paramedic, and myself when I used to bartend in both Toronto and Northern Ontario. I was assaulted around 10x per year, so around 1000x more than the average police officer according to the OP's post.

  72. Ok but a violent incident from a K-6 student is not the same as one from a 200lb weathered criminal in a correctional facility. I think just blanketing this statement is comparing apples to oranges.

  73. I work for a school board. Can attest that I’ve witnessed some kids swinging from lights, climbing things, biting teachers, kicking them, spitting in their faces, etc.

  74. This "study" keeps cropping up and being cited over and over, and yet nobody bothers to check the methodology on how the #s show up. Generally speaking, when numbers show something that doesn't make sense intuitively, it helps to actually check to see if the numbers are actually "true". They're not. If you look at the actual methodology, you'll see that if the numbers being cited are apples and oranges.

  75. False equivalency to equate "violence" when a 7 year old acts out and some of the shit that cops and COs have to deal with - angry, powerful, often impaired aggressive young men.

  76. My wife is an EA, those numbers are very low, most incidents aren’t treated as anything. She comes home daily telling me about a multitude of kids that, run away, kick, scream, yell, bite. Schools do nothing, boards do nothing, govt is doing nothing except making cuts. When do human rights and workers right Come into play in this environment? A with the way society is trending either the govt needs to change tact here or they are headed towards a massive worker uprising and lawsuit.

  77. Someone I know is an educational assistant for special needs kids, and it sounds like they get beat up regularly at work. People with severe autism have frequent outbursts and don’t always understand why it’s wrong to hit someone.

  78. Yes. The spec Ed students that we work with lack reasoning and self regulation so when they get angry they get aggressive. Also spec Ed students range in age from 6-21, so it’s not just little kids. There’s also students with severe mental health issues who can be extremely violent.

  79. Health care workers (and teachers) are subjected to more violence than a police officer dealing with actual criminals without getting nearly the same pay or benefits.

  80. Let’s be real here. 10 incidents in a elementary school may get you a bruise or hurt feelings. One incident in a mine could be fatal. I understand that a school incident could also be fatal and vice versa but honestly if I was a betting man….

  81. Inclusive education, poor parenting, lack of consequences or recourse to deal with it and the lovely Education Act have basically allowed schools to devolve into institutions where this is accepted. Almost everyone I work with has been physically assaulted in our school at one point or another.

  82. children nowadays are not parented. parents let devices raise their kids and dont monitor them, letting them get their way to shut them up. at our local elementary school, there are plenty of kids who cause violent scenes. its insane nowadays and the numbers are underreported.

  83. My wife is a teacher (and I have many relatives that have been teachers in the system-- including special education for many years) and I fully agree with this.... however, let's be real....the type of interactions that a teacher will be having will typically be less dangerous than what would be reported by a police officer or prison guard (or even health care worker). It doesn't excuse it or make it any easier, but I'm just pointing it out. And, a teacher is more likely to report an incident, so that's why there's so many reports probably.

  84. Not necessarily less dangerous. We have a student who hides sharp objects in his desk and looks for chances to use them on people. There is a very real chance I will get stabbed doing my job. The perpetrators are smaller, but some of them are very calculated.

  85. I bet you a single large emergency department has more unreported incidence of violence against nurses every single year.

  86. I'm not going to refute that there is an issue but there is definitely a reporting bias here. I'd bet it's similar to my city where the most dangerous job by reports is being a librarian - where every act of someone being verbally aggressive is reported as violent. This is in contrast to paramedics, police, nurses etc where violence is "a part of the job" and is unreported. Things like the dementia or drunk patient taking a swing and not seriously injuring you or being spat at.

  87. I'm an EA and have had two mild concussions, repeated bites, countless slaps and scratches from kids, and been sexually assaulted by a student.

  88. *reported… corrections and police underreport especially when they use force in return. lies, damn lies and statistics… just keeping it real

  89. And I'm over here like how big is a kindergarten class? I could probably beat the hell out of about 30 in a pinch. Teachers these days...super soft. Lol

  90. horribly tone deaf considering 2 cops were just killed in innisfil this week. but of course, angry kids are worse than people literally killing you with guns.

  91. This is from an article from 2020 with absolutely zero sources. I believe it, but this is something most people would expect a source for. So maybe consider thay

  92. While I understand that these may be the workplaces with the most violence. They are a far cry from the most dangerous jobs. Forestry, line workers and firefighters are way more likely to be injured on the job than any of the ones listed here.

  93. Idk man, dealing with unruly assholes in a classroom and hospital is much different than hardened criminals in jail and on the streets.

  94. It is different. COs and LEOs are trained and equipped to deal with these scenarios (obv things can happen that can’t be “trained for”) and they usually have additional, equally trained bodies close by when needed. Education + healthcare staff don’t have the physical bodies around them for support and aren’t equipped to fend off attacks. It all sucks. No one should have to take time off work for injuries at such a high incidence rate.

  95. "based on this data, the most dangerous workplace in Ontario is your local elementary and secondary school." completely false assertion to say comes from this data, it shows that you are more likely to be assaulted not that it's more dangerous. you seriously trying to say being a teacher is more dangerous than a police officer? moron

  96. And PSW's are not on this list because being kicked, punched, slapped, spit on, etc. is so routine we just roll with it because it's just a regular day. We don't run home and cry for 3 days because we got a boo-boo like educational workers seem to do.

  97. PSWs certainly have difficult jobs and have to deal with violent patients but it is unfair to characterize educational workers as all the same and all essentially wimps. A friend is an EA who has had 3 coworkers off with concussions, one of which was knocked completely unconscious by a student.

  98. I'm a correctional officer of 6+ years and I've never been attacked, had anything thrown at me, or touched bodily fluids. I do know of multiple high school teachers that have contacted worksafe about bratty teenagers throwing textbooks at the, though.

  99. I wish the article used better data (like incidence per 1000 or something) instead of absolute numbers but I definitely think people overestimate the violence faced by police officers and underestimate that faced by nurses and education workers.

  100. It amazes me that these people belong to a union that is powerful enough to bring the entire province to it's knees at the drop of a hat, but is not powerful enough to have violent kids removed from the schools.

  101. Love that they don't even mention the security guards that work in the hospitals that report to all violent patient incidents.

  102. The violence I bet is done by an extreme minority of kids. Like we are probably talking 10 or 20 kids per school.

  103. A lot of the violent students have severe autism. They don’t need prison guards, they need adequate supports, which they don’t have. The “inclusive” education system the ministry has set up is a complete farce. There’s nothing inclusive about it, because the supports to make it inclusive aren’t there.

  104. On behalf of my Autistic son I would like to apologize for this. I would like to add that the school system does not give there staff adequate training and support in this matter and knowingly put kids with issues into teachers classes with out anyone having the training to deal with these kids.

  105. You don’t need to apologize at all. This isn’t the fault of the parents or the students. It’s entirely the fault of the ministry. They set up an inclusive education system and then refuse to fund it. They want all kids in class with their peers but they aren’t willing to give them the supports they need to make it successful. We are severely understaffed. If we had the staffing levels that were needed, the incidents of violence in our day to day would go down…

  106. Growing up in the 80's and 90's, violence in schools was so rare. Parenting has changed along with this, and it shows.

  107. I can’t speak for all of these areas but multiply those numbers by at least 2 or 3 in the education sector. A lot goes unreported.

  108. That guy is right.... cops need a college diploma and can easily make six figures..... ECE need a college diploma and have no hope of making six figures.... RAISE SUPPORT WORKER PAY

  109. As a Physiotherapist I can confidently say Educational Assistants and Health Care Aides/Nurses Aides are abused like you wouldn’t believe. Punches, head butts, bites, kicks. Concussions, back injuries, shoulders, necks. It’s shocking

  110. Nope…but we sure as hell deserve more than a decade long wage freeze and loss of benefits. We also deserve more than having our numbers cut so we are severely short staffed every single day.

  111. Teacher here; at my last school we had 2 EAs put out permanently from attacks by students. Both were shots to the head that caused concussions. There is not proper supervision (# of EAs) for many of these students nor proper facilities. But the government will go on and on about integration blah blah blah.

  112. Let’s see the stats before they removed the special ed program. The problem kids used to be off on their own program, now they’re just mixed all in ruining everyone with no consequences. Bully at my gr4 daughter’s school is throwing sticks, rocks, and chairs at other kids, 2 concussions so far. I’m sorry if the kid has issues, maybe shit parents, but expel and move to a special program, instead of fucking things up for everyone.

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