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Video: NSBA speaks out on school bullying

NSBA’s General Counsel, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Saturday discussing school bullying.

Here is the video:

Last week, Earl C. Rickman III, President of NSBA, joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and called for a united effort to address bullying in our schools.

Alexis Rice|March 14th, 2011|Categories: Diversity, Federal Programs, Multimedia and Webinars, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Student Achievement, Teachers|

Comments

  1. Therese says:

    I don’t think there is any more or less bullying than there has been in the past; I think it is just easier to see and ignore because more people see what is happening and phone and internet provides a trail of evidence that can not be explained away or ignored. But if you think that it is unique to kids and teens your wrong. I see adults doing this on forums and I see characters on Television and on the silver screen doing this and it being glamorized. Adults hide behind the right to free speech and freedom of the press with the paparazzi and sensationalized news pieces and the kids see them getting away with it. We do not need the government taking away our freedom in these areas we need adults taking responsibility for their actions and doing what is right. I think it is good that student are educated in how to carry and conduct themselves to prevent from becoming a victim so long as that education does not include any more “politically correct dogma of I’m okay your okay philosophy”. Bullying is not about acceptance of someone they don’t understand or that the person is afraid of or even jealous of. Bullying is about power over someone perceived as weaker or inferior who is not likely to stand up for themselves. It is abuse pure and simple and it only stops when the victim says enough is enough. That is why you hear so many stories about people saying when they fought back the bullying stopped.

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