Saturday, May 11, 2013

Our Series On Bullying Rides Again

Some states in the United States have implemen...
Some states in the United States have implemented laws to address school bullying. Law prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity Law prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation only School regulation or ethical code for teachers that address bullying of students based on sexual orientation Law prohibits bullying in school but lists no specific categories of protection No statewide law that specifically prohibits bullying in schools (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



















Bullying of children with disabilities remains the hottest of hot button issues in special education law.  Unfortunately bullying remains a huge problem.

We have had many requests to repeat the series on Bullying that we ran on these pages last year.  The series is an in depth review of the law in this ever-changing field.  NOTE special education law is a lot closer to metaphysics than it is to contract law.  It is new law (ie, it didn't come over on the boat from England.)  If you like hornbook rules and certainty, this may not be your field of law!  Beware.

In addition to the law, our series with its posts and postscripts and updates, also provides a lot of resources that are useful to those working in this field including studies on the prevalence and effects of bullying.

So starting next week, we will be repeating the bullying series, with some relevant updates and tweaks. Please make sure that your tray tables are secure and that your seats are in their upright position...
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