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(Joe Herring, RealClearWire) Reports of student misbehavior have risen sharply in public schools, as districts also report widespread “stunted” social development among students.
Yet special education resources may not be able to cope with the subsequent rise in students with special needs.
The annual “School Pulse Panel,” a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES), revealed some troubling trends:
More than 80% of public schools reported “stunted behavioral and socioemotional development” among students because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools also saw a 56% increase in “classroom disruptions from student misconduct” and a 49% increase in “rowdiness outside of the classroom.”
Seven in 10 public schools reported increases in…