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“This is a group of people that just overwhelmingly are the victims of bullying and harassment”- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn
“The world swooned earlier this month when President Barack Obama gave gay marriage his personal blessing, but his administration’s efforts to combat bullying may actually be his more valuable contribution”
“it’s important for parents to know that if the school doesn’t respond, they can file charges with the state’s Department of Civil Rights”
[Strauss] described the book as a how-to guide for parents to keep schools accountable for their response to harassment and differentiating it from bullying.
"If you're just wanting to get it to stop and the school responds and makes it stop, wonderful. The label probably doesn't matter," she said. "It's when it doesn't stop that the parent needs to know" when it's harassment or when it's bullying.
Posted June 19, 2012
As a mom of a transgender child that has been the subject of relentless harassment during the school day I found this book incredibly helpful. It helped me understand the difference between harassment and bullying and that what my child was subjected to was something the school administration was legally responsible for stopping. I think too often parents think they have no recourse, or that their situation falls into the category of 'kids will be kids,' but this book showed me that our child has the right to learn in a safe environment and that what used to be thought of as typical kid behavior is unacceptable and governed by the law. I purchased 10 copies and have given them to teachers and principals in my school district as well as a representative from the Human Rights Commission.
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