Tag Archives: Bullying

On exceptions to “all”

Students, all students, should feel safe at school. All students should be protected from bullying. Comedian Keith Deltano demonstrates that the interpretation of “all” can carry exceptions, and that those exceptions can be made invisible through omission. In October 2011, Deltano … Continue reading

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The first priority of the new School Board: sneer at human rights

The very first action taken by the newly elected Loudoun County School Board was this: Regarding the Virginia Human Rights Act: “I move to amend the Board’s previously adopted Legislative Program by removing the recommendation to expand the protected classifications … Continue reading

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Bullied: A Student, A School And A Case That Made History

Screening and panel discussion Saturday, December 4, 2-4:00 pm Handley Library Auditorium 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester You may have noticed recently the remaining anti-gay fringe imploding in a phantasmagoric backlash, managing in the process to get some more of … Continue reading

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Ignorance kills

So. It wasn’t newsworthy that a 15 year old boy who had been the target of relentless bullying and threats because he was “feminine” was publicly executed by a classmate – nor did the slaying of another “too feminine” teenager, … Continue reading

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Common ground

You know, Barbara Curtis* (Mommy Life) just said something I really agree with: I’m wondering if a picture book about a boy who wanted to grow up to be a priest – maybe based on a true story – would … Continue reading

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More student voices

This is timely – new student-produced theater from the company that created the play Normal last year (see schedule below). Normal…is an original theater production focused on teens and bullying. Two dozen teens in Loudoun County developed the play with … Continue reading

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Penguins and children

Potomac District School Board member John Stevens posted this last night: Put the Penguins Back Many of you are aware of the controversy surrounding the removal of a children’s book called And Tango Makes Three from the libraries of all … Continue reading

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