This week, the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog features a piece written by Dana Smith, a school board member of the St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services and a board of director for the New York State School Boards Association.
Bullying in schools is pervasive, writes Smith, who realizes that in retrospect, he was a target. As a board member, Smith says he’s in a position to address and prevent this negative phenomenon— and he does.
The column is the latest in a series of entries by school board members from across the country, including:
“The problem school boards have with the public” by Michael Rochholz, board president of the Schoolcraft Community Schools in Schoolcraft, Mich. and member of the Michigan Association of School Boards.
“Should children have to compete for their education?” by Mary Fertakis, a member of Washington’s Tukwila School District Board of Directors and President-elect of the Washington State School Directors’ Association.