Bullying has become a national issue. But what do you do if the school bully is your child’s teacher?
Bullying is starting to get national attention and be taken more seriously than in days past. While the mean girls, the taunters and tormentors, the physical abusers, and the excluders are very real threats, so too are educators who abuse their power over the very kids they are supposed to protect.
But when teachers verbally and even physically abuse kids, the abuse is often blatant and rarely called what it is — bullying — reinforcing the false notion that only kids, not the grown-ups in charge, are bullies. Is this a product of nonexistent school reform? Does they system have the proper resources to control this problem?
Leading Authority on Educational Policy Clete Bulach uses his book “Creating a Culture for High Performing Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to School Reform and Dropout Prevention” to discuss the issue of school bullying and what can be done to get it under control.