Teachers of the J.F.T. Pose for a picture in front of Jackson City Hall after a press conference hosted by the teacher union to discuss the survey on the right conducted by the union.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now)
Teachers are spelling it all out for the Jackson School Board. They spoke at a meeting Tuesday evening telling board members they are cursed at, disrespected and assaulted by some students.
Members of the Jackson Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers say discipline policies for the district are failing and should be revised.
"We cannot have students disrupting the classroom on a continual basis," said Akemi Stout, a technology teacher. "We need to make sure teachers are protected as well as the students are protected so we can protect our students. Because we have great students in the classroom. All of our students are not bad, that is not our message. It's not that our students are bad. We do have some students that have some discipline issues and we need assistance with those, better assistance, better policies in place to help us combat these situations."
Left: Stout, Akemi (JFT President) and Right: Dr. Samecia Stokes, Principal of JPS Summer School. Event: Peeples Learning Center Parent Collaboration
Jackson Federation of Teachers Union of Jackson, MS AFL-CIO Local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers
President: Akemi Stout Executive:Vice President Geraldine Bender Secretary: Anne Mayeaux Treasurer: Charles Allen Vice President for Paraprofessionals: Morris Mock, Sr. Vice President for Educational Issues: Brentton Jackson