Perhaps one of the reasons that schools fail to stop bullying is that many of the individuals charged with stopping it are bullies themselves. Cheryl Cox is a prime example. She authorized $100,000s of tax dollars to pay lawyers to cover up bullying by teachers at Castle Park Elementary. When the bullying got worse and worse, the district finally decided to transfer bullies and their supporters. Then the bullies turned on the very people who had helped them.
March 14 2011
Assemblymember Calling For Bullying Awareness in California Schools
Today Assemblymember Ben Hueso announces a state resolution (ACR 22) to declare March as California School Bullying Awareness Month. The resolution urges school districts to discuss the issue of bullying and methods of preventing it in California schools. Hueso will be joined by Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, Dr. Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District, and Otay Elementary School’s first and fifth grade students and parents.
“School bullying statistics show that 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically almost on a daily basis. These statistics are increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. In fact, bullying statistics point to revenge as the strongest motivator for school shootings,” said Hueso. “Commemorating March as California School Bullying Awareness Month is an important step to ensure that this issue stays at the forefront of discussions in schools, local communities and at the Capitol.”
ACR 22 will be presented on the Assembly Floor Friday, March 25 by Hueso along with students from El Toyon Elementary School, located in National City, CA.