Jun 13, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
A victory for bullies everywhere:
popoman74 said3rd US circuit court of appeals rules that public schools do not have a constitutional duty to protect our children from each other. Unacceptable.
CallMeAnytime saidpopoman74 said3rd US circuit court of appeals rules that public schools do not have a constitutional duty to protect our children from each other. Unacceptable.
Problem: the word "constitutional" - remove it and the statement would be more true. Though what is the definition of "protect our children from each other?"
popoman74 saidSounds like we're splitting hairs and we're doing so at the expense of our children. Without a federal mandate, there would be no oversight into whether or not individual states are protecting our children. If we has citizens have a constitutional right to the freedom of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and if we further have an expectation of security by way of US force, up to and including a US Marshal - not unlike the Integrated Schools act of 1965 - then we are undermining our own rights outlines by not only previous courts, but also by the US Constitution.
popoman74 saidThe mandate would set the framework for a committee that would create the necessary guidelines of punishment. The way it is now, kids are being held accountable for missing school - not to mention they are hurting themselves in the long run - because the schools don't have the ability to expel bullies. The incident that precipitated this case began at a school.near me, outside of Pittsburgh. The VI Tim suffered multiple assaults, leading up to ling term physical trauma. So, I don't honestly think that every child would suffer federal punishment over any circumstance of bullying, but there were several times in THIS child's life that someone needed to intervene with stiffer penalties, but failed to act, hiding behind jurisdiction.
popoman74 saidWithout a federal mandate, there would be no oversight into whether or not individual states are protecting our children.