In the paper today, it was noted that the State of Minnesota apparently has a new program for reducing/preventing bullying in the schools. Now, as someone who took his share (and more) of abuse as a kid, I can at the very least applaud the motivation. Junior high school can be Hell for the kid who doesn't fit in, to put it mildly.
That said, I was somewhat surprised to see that one of the initiatives was "adult role-modeling of civil behavior." So either the committee that came up with this plan was under the impression that teachers were not required to model civil behavior, or they're aware that this should be no change for the vast majority of teachers in public school districts, and is thus completely meaningless as a provision for reducing school bullying.
(put more bluntly, either a lot of teachers are currently abusive, or the committee is having a bit of trouble with logic, or most likely, a bit of both)
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