Teaching and learning would improve in Chicago classrooms if disruptive students were removed, according to Chicago Teachers Union President Marilyn Stewart, who suggested the city build an alternative school for those students. "Here's the problem: Teachers don't always get the support they need from their principals," she said. "Too often, the principal returns disruptive students to the class like a boomerang. Teachers can't teach and students can't learn in a constantly disruptive classroom."
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