Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Feds Send "Dear Colleague" Letter To Schools, Colleges

 
U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issues a "Dear Colleague" letter to thousands of schools, colleges and universities to remind educators that some student misconduct that falls under a school’s anti-bullying policy also may trigger responsibilities under one or more of the federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by OCR. (STORY)

The 10 page letter

SCATS ~~ Sadly, this letter fails to address the pervasive bullying of certain school district superintendents and BOE members committed by sports booster and school-of-choice parent groups.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

SCATS ~~ Sadly, this letter fails to address the pervasive bullying of certain school district superintendents and BOE members committed by sports booster and school-of-choice parent groups.

And then there is the bullying by taxpayer groups and blogs . . .

SCATS said...

To 10:19PM ~~ Taxpayers have the right to demand accountability from those they elect. This BLOG is visited by those who CHOOSE FREELY to do so, therefore your claim is completely inaccurate.

Anonymous said...

Not true SCATS-Many of the visitors to this blog don't even live in Greece or are a taxpapyer of Greece or GCSD. Anyone whose name you publish, should also know who is saying it-"accountability". SCATS is also a form of cyber bullying.

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those same boosters and school if choice parents taxpayers as well?

Do they not also have the right an responsibility to "demand accountability from those they elect"?

Simply because you disagree, does not make them bullies!

Anonymous said...

What do these comments have to do with the letter?

It is what it is. The letter addresses a real problem. I hope school administrators take the message seriously!

Anonymous said...

Sadly, bullying is too prevalent in our society. We even glorify it, to some degree, in the TV programs and movies we watch. We almost made a hero of the flight attendant who verbally abused the passengers on the plane and then "de-planed" down the safety ramp. We watch the swagger of basketball and football players when they make a block or break up a pass. We even take part in it as the crowd when we holler and boo the opponents' good plays.
Years ago, Pres Geo Bush called for a "kinder, gentler" society and was ridiculed on TV and late night talk shows. Mr Rodgers was a living parody. Yet, they knew what our society was becoming. Time has shown they were not too far wrong. Our children learn far more from what they SEE us do, and far less from what they HEAR us say.

SCATS said...

To 7:10AM ~~ My statements weren't intended to be connected, necessarily. FREE CHOICE IS ALWAYS AN OPTION FOR SCATS READERS :)

Since I haven't threatened anyone with anything more than some people showing up holding mirrors at a meeting, this can't be "cyber-bullying." Get a grip!

To 7:20AM ~~ They have the right to demand accountability from those elected. As far as I'm aware, the Supt. isn't elected ;)

To 7:28AM ~~ AMEN!

To 9:05AM ~~ Methinks your example using the football players was grossly understated given the number of broken bodies cleared off the fields in recent weeks.