Which teachers amongst you felt, looking at the riots, "I'm not at all surprised, I've seen it coming for years" ? You've seen the dirsruptions in class, the weakness of the system which just keeps letting the *** get away with it, and puts the blame on you, the teacher, the one who is trying their best. Many of you face abuse, stressful classes, and even the risk of violence on a daily basis - problems which your predecessors a generation or two ago would not have dreamed could happen to them. Employers in other sectors of the British workplace would face legal action if they didn't prevent this kind of harassment - why,therefore, should teachers have to put it? If you're fed up with it, please sign this e-petition here. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/9219 And please, please, get all of your colleagues and friends to sign it too!