black-board jungle

blackboard jungle

noun Informal.
a school or school system characterized by lack of discipline and by juvenile delinquency.

1950–55; on the model of asphalt jungle; popularized by the novel of the same name (1954) by American author Evan Hunter (born 1926) Unabridged
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