Will The Senate’s Just-Introduced Safe Schools Improvement Act Stop Bullying? No. But It’s A Start

Just as the White House is about to host the first-ever bullying conference, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) have introduced the bipartisan Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require any school or district that receives federal dollars “to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment. The act would ensure that schools and districts implement effective prevention programs.” It’s modeled in part after New Jersey’s stringent law. Now the real fun will be trying to get this thing to move through the Senate.