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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.

By:          Max Simon
On:           Sep 8, 2010
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    • Baxter

      And the First Amendment rights of children are further eroded…

      Sep 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 7

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

      Sep 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter

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

      Sep 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 7

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

      Sep 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Sep 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Sep 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      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…………….

      Sep 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.”

      Sep 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andreusz

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

      Sep 9, 2010 at 4:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

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

      Sep 9, 2010 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist


      e) All of the above.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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