A young child throwing furniture, striking classmates and teachers, or screaming profanities.
Teachers clearing their classrooms, often multiple times a week, and losing precious instructional time.
There is a crisis of disrupted learning in schools all across the U.S., and this week, the Oregon Education Association released a report on the untenable conditions facing students and educators in their state—a daily reality that is often shocking to parents, community members, and legislators.
The story, which aired on a local Oregon news station, includes video of Oregon teachers describing the disruptions they face daily.
Teachers in Connecticut are no strangers to this growing crisis, although legislators remain largely unaware of how severe and pervasive the problem has become.
CEA is working to change that, and you can too. Share your own story (anonymously if you so choose) to make legislators aware of the need for action to make classrooms safe for all students and teachers.
To arrange for a teacher-legislator get-together in your district, contact your local association president and CEA’s Chris Donovan or Robyn Kaplan-Cho.