Gov. David Paterson Gives New York’s Fey Kids Hope Their Bullies Will Be Rounded Up

So that’s good news: “Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law the Dignity for All Students Act, which will help ensure that school administrators and educators have the tools and resources in place to afford all students – and particularly those who are targeted by bullies – an educational environment in which they can thrive.” The bill calls for at least one staff member in every school to be “trained in non-discriminatory instructional and counseling methods and handling human relations.” Please please please don’t make it the phys ed coach; I had enough trouble purposefully avoiding him already.

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  • Baxter

    And the First Amendment rights of children are further eroded…

  • 7

    @Baxter: I fail to see how anyone could be against legislature designed to keep children from killing themselves.

  • Baxter

    @7: Just because a law is well-intentioned doesn’t make it constitutional.

  • 7

    @Baxter: If you ask me, bullying and harassment, especially among children, shouldn’t be considered protected speech.

  • Bill Perdue

    Bigots, including young bigots, have no rights. They have to be treated as psychopaths. Those who defend them have to be treated as pariahs.

  • Queer Supremacist

    I’m exercising my first amendment rights to say it should be legal to for kids to kill bullies. I’m not fucking kidding about this.


    Its too bad Patterson made some chucklehead decisions. He actually could have been a decent Governor……..

    There is a very easy solution to the bullying issue. If you want your kids not to be bullied make sure they know how to defend themselves. In High School one of my bestest friends was Kyle. He was about 4′ nothing. Kyle was the most adorable absolute queeny little kid you ever saw. Every time Kyle opened his mouth a rainbow poured out with unicorns riding down it………

    His parents realized pretty early on he was going to be a prime target for bullies. At like age 4 they enrolled him in martial arts classes. By age 9 he was a black belt, and he just kept advancing more in his training. Nothing produced more absolute joy than watching some asshole sometimes more than double Kyles size getting launched onto his ass before the first swing at Kyle was halfway towards him…………….

  • Baxter

    @7: Feel free to amend the Constitution then. I don’t want school bureaucrats getting to decide what constitutes harassment. These are the same idiots that suspended a 6-year old for bringing a spork to school. This vague law is just asking for legal challenges.

    Out of curiousity, which of these four statements would you consider to be harassment/bullying:
    a) “You’re a faggot.”
    b) “I hate fags.”
    c) “I hate gays.”
    d) “Gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry each other.”

  • Andreusz

    @PWWO — Great story! More parents should do what Kyle’s parents did!

  • alan brickman

    teaching gay kids to defend themselves physically is good too…a lot of respect comes from that…

  • Queer Supremacist


    e) All of the above.

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