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Westfield Public Schools anti-bullying forum

Terrible boy
Terrible boy
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  • Tracy Cook 5 years ago

    Such a tough topic. I don't honestly believe the answer (at least not all of it) is with the school. I was beat up on a regular basis. I was small for my age (still am ;) and I had to learn how to avoid the situations, or stand up for myself (or both!). Having said that, I did pull my son out of public school because he was getting bullied in the third grade. It turned out to be the best thing for him, because while he was a 'special needs' student in reading and spelling, online school has given him the opportunity to really excell without being handcuffed to reading and writing limitations. I discovered that he is a very smart student. I would not have necessarily know how smart he truly is-had I not had trouble. I just don't see how the school can make kids be nice. Some kids are mean-there are always going to be mean kids-and having a teacher stand up and protect a 'weaker' student will only make it worse for that student. Thanks for the article- it was well written.

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