CA Dem wants to make schoolyard bullying a federal offense

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    Read more: Bullying | Federal Government | Bill Would Require Schools to Report Bullying to Federal Government | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

    Wow - how many federal employees will that department have to hire?
     
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    That's the whole point of this.
     
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    Control freaks. I'm sick and tired of controlling politicians. That is not their job. Why can't they just do the fucking job we pay them to?
     
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    WTF? California can't handle it's own school yard bullies?
    No wonder they can't stop the flow of illegal aliens crossing its border.
    I'm thinking Nevada and Arizona should attack and annex. :lol:
     
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    One of my children is on the autism spectrum so I can understand the concern. Most Private schools don't allow bullying so this is not an issue for my family. It sounds like what these Democrats are saying is that things are so bad at Public Schools that now they need a special federal agency to stop bullying (which, considering the history of public education in America, will undoubtedly fail). Obama knows this which is probably one reason he sends his kids to private schools. This should be yet another wake-up call that our public schools are in crisis and if you really care about your kids you'll reject the government's failure to provide a safe and effective educational environment. I just wish we could opt-out paying taxes for Public Schools.
     
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    Ca Dems are essentially school yard bullies themselves. Maybe what they really want is to have a head start on protecting their own? :eusa_whistle:

    Immie
     
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    My children go to public school and there is a zero tolerance policy on bullying. The cyber variety (facebook and social net) is another matter.
    Sometimes a punch in the mouth is a good deterrent and necessary.
    Possibly the number of incidents that have grown in recent years with school shooting and students bringing weapons to school, the zero tolerance policy is the reason. Minor conflicts tend to grow if you can't settle them.
     
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    Some people wonder why we spend more money, and get less results, than any other country in the world.

    I don't.
     
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    NJ has the strictest "anti bullying law" in the country. And guess what? Kids are still mean. Most of the taunting takes place over the internet which teachers have no control over.
    And every situation is different and should be handled differently. How the hell can the feds have any effect at all? Sounds like a gift to the lawyers. Again.
     
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    Because of the feds, we now have students being suspended for pointing fingers at other people. (Zero tolerance on weapons at school.) If they get involved in bullying we will see them getting suspended for saying things about their religious beliefs.
     

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