Is that what the public school system is?
Today, schools promote anti-bullying strategies which encourage the goons to talk to their victims. They attach no blame to the perpetrators. Predictably, they are failing, according to the British children’s charity Kidscape.
Using this strategy the school forces the victim to provide a written statement describing how distressed he feels about the way he’s been treated. He is then expected to read the statement to the good little boys who have derived pleasure from inflicting pain. This approach gives the thugs all the information they need to torture their victims even more.
One exasperated mother described the dismal results:
“They found out about my son’s weaknesses, his feelings and his lack of confidence and had a field day bullying him and telling others. The bullying increased because the bullies knew he would not tell again after this devastating result.”
In another instance a school principal refused to exclude a boy who had set fire to a young girl’s hair. He was reluctant, he said, to single out a youngster who had “problems.” Describing this junior arsonist as a youngster with problems is like saying that Jeffrey Dahmer had an eating disorder.
Maybe the girl with the flaming hair can resolve her feelings about being set on fire. Would anyone like to suggest that she talk to the psychological social worker?
Sure sounds like it to me.