Posted by: victoriapynchon | November 19, 2010

Anti-Bullying Legislation Update

This just in from Carol Scott at the Change.org Education Blog

School was a “living hell” for Corey Bernstein, now 15, who faked sickness and considered suicide after being repeatedly bullied as an openly gay seventh-grader.

His story was one of many that New Jersey legislators have been hearing as they consider the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, a bill that, if passed, would be the toughest anti-bullying law in the country. The bill cleared the Assembly and Senate education committees yesterday, and now it’s being considered by the full Senate and Assembly. It has a great chance of passing the legislature, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports, because of its bipartisan support and numerous co-sponsors.

Read full post here.

Carol Scott is the Education Editor for Change.org. A former reporter who covered local schools and higher education in Virginia, she has written for the Newport News, Va. Daily Press, the Dayton Daily News, and the Orlando Sentinel.

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