While schools are regarded as the main educators of children, they are not the only educators. For before children go to school they are usually at home and are being educated by their parents, whether this is intentional or not, as children observe what is around them and what is occurring.

So all parents have a duty to their children in the way they conduct themselves when in front of their children, for what children hear and see they will copy. However, there may be other factors, for they may go to a nursery and pre-school and also the community environment in which they live.

All of these are factors in how children behave, however, in many instances their behaviour could be tempered by how they are disciplined by family members.

So all in all, while teachers have their part to play, so do parents and all factors need to be taken into consideration.

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#AceNewsReport – Dec.27: Rise in primary school pupils suspended for racist abuse Guardian reported

Department for Education figures show number of exclusions for racist behaviour up by a quarter in five years

The number of primary school pupils suspended for racist abuse has increased by a quarter in five years, official figures show.

Department for Education statistics reveal that 430 children between the ages of five and 11 were given fixed period or permanent exclusions from their schools in the 2014-15 academic year because of racist behaviour. That is 110 more than the 2009-10 academic year, when 320 pupils were suspended for the same reason.

Meanwhile, the number of primary school pupils suspended for drug and alcohol abuse fell by 20% in the same period, from 50 to 40. The number of pupils suspended for sexual misconduct also fell slightly, by 4%, from 250 to 240.

The figures show…

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