Adults behaving badly

In England, fisticuffs on the playground and foul language in the classroom are common occurrences at many schools, but when it’s the parents of students who are misbehaving, what can be done? "Parents have fought in the playground, sworn and shouted abuse at each other. One lay in wait for another to attack him. It has got to the point where I have excluded more parents from the site than children," comments Peter Fowler, headmaster of Granby primary in Leicester. Some schools have nipped the problem by building positive relationships with parents and preventing unwelcome parents from entering the school.

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