School Violence: Teacher’s Roundtable

No one would ever claim that a Baltimore City Public School teacher has an easy job, but the attack on art teacher Jolita Berryhas made everyone realize just how dangerous a teacher’s job can be. Teachers are beginning to speak up loud and clear about the dangers they face in the classroom and are complaining that they do not receive the support they need from their principals and union representatives.

How bad is the problem? What do teachers need to feel safe? Marc Steiner sat down with two current BCPSS teachers as well as a former teacher who left the system after being attacked twice in her classroom. Joining him was Ebon Soul, a history teacher at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, Julia Gumminger, a former art teacher at Waverly Middle School, and Bob Keal, an ESL teacher at an elementary/middle school in Baltimore City.


 Marc Steiner talks with teachers at WEAA.

Ebon Soul, history teacher at Carver Vocational Technical High School.

Julia Gumminger, former art teacher at Waverly Middle.


Running time is 43 minutes. Video coming soon. Enjoy!

Thanks to our friends at WEAA for helping us out with this podcast.