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Beyond Bullying How Hostile School Climate Perpetuates the School-to-Prison Pipeline for LGBT Youth

Society & Culture  (tags: children, schools, bullying, freedoms, rights, society, gayrights, education, safety, violence, ethics )

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To be certain, peer-on-peer bullying is an important factor that influences school climate and has been linked to poor health, well-being, and educational outcomes. But research suggests that harsh school discipline policies also degrade the overall...

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Vallee R. (278)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:22 pm
Schools haven't been a place for learning for anyone recently - is sad - security guards with guns is all the hallways - and lots more.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday February 28, 2014, 12:57 pm

Birgit W. (155)
Friday February 28, 2014, 2:22 pm
Our whole school system sucks and has to be changed.

jess b (24)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 2:05 am
Sad but the bully culture is beyond schools. Lookat the media. thks for posting.

. (0)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 11:27 am
Even if the schools we capable of controlling bullying (which they are not), cyber bullying is a whole other issue. A 15 year old boy committed suicide nearly 3 weeks ago due to this. And yes, this school in NJ has a zero bullying policy in place - what did it amount to?

S S. (0)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 12:43 pm
Thank you.

Winn Adams (218)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:03 am
sad but true . . . .

Arlene C. (85)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:39 am
merci pour tous vos commentaires

holly masih (74)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 5:28 pm
Make a new country and name it boom bye bye.make buju banton the president!


Jane H. (139)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 1:27 pm
School culture is simply a microcosm of the larger culture.
And I think prison culture is the same, sadly.

Marla S. (0)
Monday November 9, 2015, 6:27 pm
This report is a must-read. It's not about bullying, it's about the institutional discrimination that LGBT youth -- particularly non-gender-normative lesbian youth face that, despite not being any more guilty of anything at school than their straight counterparts, ends up with them facing three times the disciplinary action, including getting locked up in the juvenile justice system at three times higher per capita, too. The people who are attracted to becoming cops tend to have personality types that are less tolerant of difference than the average person -- they crave lockstep order and LGBT kids just don't fit that mold.
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