The Hiller Instinct: Bullying
Six years ago--in 2004--a state senator suggested a safe schools bill, which would have required all schools to have programs to prevent bullying. But that bill didn't become law, and neither has any other proposal involving bullying.
How can bullies be untouched, year after year on Beacon Hill?
Who could possibly be against busting bullies?
Well, according to a very good source, it's school officials --educators, administrators, and teachers--who don't want a bullying bill passed.
They don't want the additional work or risk controlling bullies could involve. They don't want the problems that may come with taking names and separating students...they don't want to be sued or slandered.
Now, with public pressure building, Beacon Hill may finally approve a bullying bill--that should have passed years ago.
But make no mistake: the real cure for bullying is in your house, and your neighbor's house, not the State House.
I’m Andy Hiller, that’s my instinct.
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