Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education subscribes to the four ideals of Fidelity to Humanity, Service, Science, and Toil. We strive to maintain professional fellowship, enhance professional growth, and honor achievement in the field of education and related helping professions.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
ANTI BULLYING “BILL OF RIGHTS” Four major points of proposed legislation designed to combat incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation at public schools and colleges: 1. Requires new teachers and administrators hired in the 2011-12 school year to complete an anti-bullying training program, and mandates all teachers must learn about bullying as part of the suicide prevention training they already complete. School board members would also undergo training. 2. Disciplines school administrators who fail to investigate an incident of bullying. 3. Includes “harassment, intimidation and bullying’’ in the types of conduct that may cause a student to be suspended or expelled. 4. Mandates school superintendents deliver a report twice a year at an open school board meeting on “all acts of violence, vandalism, harassment, intimidation or bullying.’’ The report would be used to “grade” schools and districts on their efforts to identify and respond to incidents of bullying under a program devised by the state Education Commissioner. The state’s School Report Cards would also include statistics about bullying. Xi Gamma, feel free to share your thoughts. "Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view."-- Robert M. Hutchins