Teachers: The Dangerous Profession

After a wave of terror that included three knifings, two shakedowns and fourteen assaults (eight of them on teachers), all within a month, Detroit's 10,000 schoolteachers last week urgently appealed for protection for the innocent, meaning themselves. Along with the usual plea for more cops, the teachers, through their professional organizations, asked the board of education to provide life insurance of $20,000 to $25,000 for each teacher, payable "in case of death attributable to school-connected violence."


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