Hi all! I'm new here. I've been a teacher for 12 years and am starting at a new school district this year in a failing urban school. I had always considered myself impeccable in classroom management but I'm really struggling this year. After talking to staff about it, it turns out they deliberately placed ALL behavior students and Special Ed kids in my class and gave the other third grade teacher 10 high achieving second graders and 14 high achieving/well behaved third graders instead. The idea was that if she has s combo I should have all the behavior/sped I have four sped kids (who are all also behavior problems) and an additional five "high flyers." So in total I have 9 extremely difficult students to manage. No aids. Minimal parent support. My class is.so.insanely.crazy!!! I've never heard of this strategy for classroom placement before. What do you all think? Is it fair? Is it legal? Common? Thanks in advance!