School the battlefield of bullying

TEACHERS have spoken out against a culture of bullying in schools across the country, asking how they can possibly stop schoolyard taunts when they are being victimised themselves.

Submissions to a federal parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying document hateful screaming matches, character assassination, threats and spying, with many pointing to their principals as the prime perpetrator.

Stories reveal teachers unrelentingly pursued by their superiors until they break down and transfer or quit the profession all together. Some contemplate suicide.


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