NJ Legislators once again exploiting a child death

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    N.J. proposal to toughen anti-bullying laws follows Rutgers student suicide | NJ.com

    Another feel good piece of legislation that has no funding and adds another level of bureaucracy to already cash-strapped schools.

    This infuriates me. The suicide at Rutgers was tragic - as are all teen suicides. But a team of "professionals" at the high school level would not have prevented a death at Rutgers.

    This is not about bullying. It is about pandering to the gay community. Don't tell me that fat kids and ugly kids and kids with weird ticks will get the same attention. And no one is bullied more. :(
     
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    Teachers already get suicide prevention training? Good grief.

    I agree...far too burdensome. A much less bureaucratic approach would be equally effective...prolly moreso.

    BTW, I dun see this bill as pandering to GLBT people. I see it as pandering to "consultants" who will be "certified" to conduct these newly mandated training classes and supervisors/administrators of school districts, looking to pad the payroll and/or their paychecks.
     
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    Timing Madeline. This is all about that Rutgers kid. I am a graduate of Rutgers. I don't have any stats on suicides but I do know its not that uncommon. No law named after those kids. They are all tragic.

    I just heard a story about six kids waiting outside the library last night for a student who was being tutored. One small white kid vs. six big black kids. Do you think the school will touch that one? Not a chance. Unless the white kid is gay. Fortunately the boys dad was there and called the cops.

    I hear insults all day long. I guess I'll now have to spend half my teaching day writing them down.

    But what angers me the most is they are high fiving each other because it shows they "care" Happens every single time a kid dies in this state. No bullshit.
     

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