Violence in N.L. schools worse than it's ever been, teachers' union says

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association says violence in schools has reached a level never seen before and, alongside ballooning classroom sizes and rapidly declining teacher support, has left its members wrestling widespread burnout.

The union called reporters to a press conference Tuesday morning, pointing to a projected 40 per cent increase in violence in schools across the province between 2019 and this year — from about 20 reported incidents per day to 29 per day reported in the first three monts of the 2023-24 school year.

“We felt it was time to do more to raise awareness of the hidden reality in our schools,” president Trent

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