Parents Behaving Badly

Though perched on a busy corner, Beverly Hills Public School, in Sydney's south, has a cozy feel. There are covered walkways throughout. Lots of grass and trees. And many of the classrooms are new and bright. But it's also a typical Australian school in at least one way: staff are fed up with some of the parents. Last term, for instance, an infants teacher on car park duty recorded the details of a father who'd stopped in a no-parking zone. The dad charged at him with a raised fist, letting fly with language that kids would never find in their home...

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