I was attacked in my classroom by a student once. I feel sorry for this teacher because his career, at least with that school district, is over.

While legally a child, this student is large. Larger than the teacher, yet there are many who will say that the teacher can’t defend himself because teachers can’t hit children. There are those who say that the teacher can’t take a student’s property. Still others say that the teacher should have let him use the phone. I disagree with all of those.

No matter what, the school district will likely fire or force the teacher to resign. He is now a liability, because if there is a future incident, the parents will point to this one and claim there is a pattern of violence on the part of the teacher.

In my case, I found a new job. When I got there, I resolved to not ever take anything from a student. Ever. If a kid is on the phone, whatever. Not my circus, not my monkeys. The problem with this is that the kids learn that quickly, and many of them simply don’t learn. This causes a larger issue, because kids are not allowed to fail. So they haven’t learned anything, but they eventually graduate. That’s why we have a mostly “educated” but unlearned nation.

Our schools are out of control.  

Categories: Failure of Education


oldvet50 · April 9, 2023 at 9:16 am

I cannot understand why anyone would allow their children to attend a public school these days. It seems a large portion of the students should be in prison, not school. It would not matter to me about my financial situation, I WOULD find a way to get them out of that environment. Perhaps a group of like-minded could hire a teacher away from the public school to teach their kids?

Differ · April 9, 2023 at 9:17 am

Kid telegraphed the punch, pulled both hands up to waist as he started to turn away. If teacher had recognized it he might have been able to drop back a step…..but it looks like he has a chair behind him….
Needs more SA.

    Mike · April 9, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    It’s a sad day indeed when government-school teachers need to have training in CQC and/or boxing to be equipped for the job.

Skeptic · April 9, 2023 at 9:42 am

There’s a reason that we had segregated schools.

    Anonymous · April 9, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    A little over 100 years ago when public schooling was imposed on the US, the Catholic schools were targeted for destruction. See _The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling_ by John Taylor Gatto. Oh, silly me, you meant segregation by national origin instead of by values, didn’t you?

exile1981 · April 9, 2023 at 10:03 am

In 2010 a buddy was attacked by a 16 year old with a knife. The kid had 4inches and 80lbs+ on him. He punched the kid in the nose then took off when the kid dropped the knife.

The police charged him with assaulting a minor and a judge ordered him to stay 50ft from kids till his court date. He lost his job as a tow truck driver because of the order and it was 2 years till his court date.

He eventually cleared his name and went back to tow truck driving but he went through 2 years of hell. Then a few years later he was murdered by a syrian refugee.

He was a good guy and is much missed, its been almost 7 years and I still have days where i read something and think i should tell him about that.


Anonymous · April 9, 2023 at 1:17 pm

Imagine this teacher had responded with a taser, then hand and leg-cuffed the student and called his parents to come remove him as he was expelled. Now imagine all the millions of government and media employees, and voters, who would oppose that outcome. Those liberals are accomplices and accessories to this crime of battery.

Matthew · April 9, 2023 at 2:50 pm

Aggravated assault in Texas: 2-10 years in State prison and up to $10,000 fine unless they notch it up to a first-degree felony, then it’s 2-99 years and up to $10,000. If the victim is a senior citizen that’s an “enhancement” or aggravating circumstance also. So my guess, since he’s a “child”, is that nothing will happen of course.

Why would this kid feel that he could just do something like this in front of witnesses and get away with it? Probably because he’s gotten away with everything so far.

    joe · April 9, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    it’s houston…they won’t do shit to that kid because holy shit, it will ruin his life if he is punished…red state or not, tx schools are a pit of shit…teachers aren’t allowed to put their hands on a student…sro’s can barely put hands on them…they can’t write them tickets any more…the schools don’t want the kids punished…so the kid learns nothing…basically you rewarded him for his hood behavior…

      Matthew · April 10, 2023 at 7:28 am

      Those sentences that I listed are for people like you and me Joe, as I said, nothing will happen to Mr. “gimme my fuckin’ phone nigga”, he won’t even be arrested.

Elrod · April 9, 2023 at 5:29 pm

This ties in with what your sister is going through. She is – seemingly – quite unaware of it, but something like this is in her future if she prevails in the administrative travesty she’s facing. There’s a knuckle sandwich – or worse – headed her way, at some point, if the Disadvantaged People “feef” the adjudication was unfair.

I’m guessing, wildly, and all bets are off if we enter Sporty Times before the end of the year, but my money is on “anyone who can get out of working in a public school, from teaching adjunct to (honest) principal, will do so before the next school year starts, and those who don’t will depart sometime during the 2023-24 school year.

For anything else. Anything.

All that will be left will be the people who have no other skills or abilities and are trapped. At that point OldVet50 (above) will be right – no parent anywhere close to their right mind will send their kid to a public school. They’re bad now, but you haven’t seen anything yet; “unsupervised prisons with unlocked doors” comes to mind. All that will be left inside is the Ferals.

If one is a successful teacher one has options: Teaching is assembling and analyzing data that can be conveyed as information to create knowledge from which action can ensue, so corporate training is an option (even if it’s “contracted private sector” requiring travel); teaching is skilled public speaking to a specific audience so corporate, and government (ugh), Public Information Officer is an option.

Pour a couple ounces of Thinking Fluid in a glass and cogitate a bit; options are available, all one has to do is pursue them. If they are available I would suggest pursuing them with vigor.

Pro Tip: Do not be the fifth monkey standing at the ramp at the Ark watching #3 and #4 are fighting over throwing #1 and #2 overboard. Better to escape months, years, early than mere days late.

Don Curton · April 10, 2023 at 7:52 am

Part of the problem is govt funding to the schools based on the # of students enrolled and attending. Without that, by the time they hit high school, kids that don’t want to go drop out or get expelled. Once those who don’t need to be there aren’t there anymore, then the rest might be able to get a decent education. But no, govt funding means every kid must be in class regardless, to the detriment of all involved.

I’d probably help my son pay if a teacher or two decided to set up a private “home school” neighborhood service. One teacher, 4 or 5 students of similar age, taught at a home, for pay. I see this as a last defense since many many parents end up being two income families just to be able to live in neighborhoods where you don’t have to deal with people like the kid in the video. With both parents working, the traditional model of home-schooling doesn’t work very well.

Aesop · April 10, 2023 at 1:34 pm

Stop playing lawfare. That game is rigged.

Drill Instructor Lesson #1: Trayvon the 2d better sleep with one eye open, forever.

When he disappears one day, with no witnesses, and is found later with his severed head in his lap, and his re-located genitals protruding from his mouth, he’ll still be dead, and that’d be the last time someone would take a poke at a teacher, once The Word got out. And running to Uncle Lawfare at that point will be a moot point for young Master Dindu.

That’s how people who think they are beyond law get handled, without recourse to anything like civil justice.

If someone is scrupulously “punishment fit the crime”-minded, Trayvon may only find himself battered into profound retardation with metal pipes, eating puree through a straw or feeding tube three times a day and staring uncomprehending at cartoons 16 hours a day in his wheelchair in Special Ed rehab, having his diapers changed when the whim suits the staff, until he dies.

If Favored Victim Group and their institutional toadies want to renounce civil courts doing their job, Jungle Rules will open the range hot in both directions.

Mark that well.
It’s become a when question, not an if proposition.

    Divemedic · April 10, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Your view on this, and the other post about attacking teachers, is interesting and has spurred me into another post for the afternoon.

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