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September 14, 2013 6:38 PM

Teachers experience a growing number of angry, abusive parents

The vast majority of parents are helpful and supportive of the teachers to whom they have entrusted their children’s educations. But instructors are increasingly becoming punching bags and targets of verbal abuse. The American Psychological Association calls it “a silent national crisis.” Especially troubling are incidents like the one in a Hickman Mills elementary school this month.

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