On Deadline: When 'bullying' harassment in a Palo Alto school became a federal civil-rights case
Original post made on Mar 22, 2013
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on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:54 pm
great column Jay. I really liked the conclusion about the importance to kids' well-being of "prompt intervention and coordinated, consistently enforced policies." In addition to being legally required, complaint procedures help kids. Hey maybe that's why they're legally required. . .
on Mar 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm
This is a wonderful article, and it cannot be stresses enough how important prompt intervention is. The problem in PA schools has always been a lack of consistent enforcement, which is how the district got into trouble in the first place, along with a lack of any intervention.
The powers that be in PAUSD seem to have forgotten long ago what it was like to be a child, because how children are treated by their peers as well as adults has a great influence on the adults they become.
I have a hard time believing that Kevin Skelly never experienced bullying in his life. But, then, how to explain his lack of empathy?