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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Funny how people all of a sudden dont want to fight one of the football players, but are all kinds of willing to push a kid around that is not a fighter.
    That is because bullies are, in reality, nothing more than cowards. The problem is, we as a society are conceding to them, which gives them the false idea that they are in some sort of control.
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    Re: Bullying...

    I dont remember the exact details, it was a few years back. My oldest son is not quite 6 ft but in football shape all the time. A kid in the niehgborhood has serious problems and one of the really big kids (senior flunked twice or something) in school picked on him all the time. My son told him to quit a couple of times and he just kept it up. Well the big kid picked on the other kid physically, hit him or pushed him down or something, it seems like it was while they were walking to the bus or somewhere with bizillions of witness to both events, anyway my son unloaded on the big kid. I guess he really worked him over as the teachers slowly intervened. I dont remember exactly what the school did to my son but it amounted to harsh language and the big kid got booted. The principal called me and told me about it, he did everything but say how great it was my son worked the kid over. But that cant always happen. It po'd me the teachers were aware enough of the situation to root for my son in a fight, yet appeantly too inpotent to do anything about it themselves. Why is that really?
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So when your 12 year old is bullied by bigger stronger 14 year olds. What is he supposed to do?
    Most schools dont allow for "fighting back", cant take a weapon without getting in trouble, teachers dont care, school admins dont care, other kids parents dont care.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I dont remember the exact details, it was a few years back. My oldest son is not quite 6 ft but in football shape all the time. A kid in the niehgborhood has serious problems and one of the really big kids (senior flunked twice or something) in school picked on him all the time. My son told him to quit a couple of times and he just kept it up. Well the big kid picked on the other kid physically, hit him or pushed him down or something, it seems like it was while they were walking to the bus or somewhere with bizillions of witness to both events, anyway my son unloaded on the big kid. I guess he really worked him over as the teachers slowly intervened. I dont remember exactly what the school did to my son but it amounted to harsh language and the big kid got booted. The principal called me and told me about it, he did everything but say how great it was my son worked the kid over. But that cant always happen. It po'd me the teachers were aware enough of the situation to root for my son in a fight, yet appeantly too inpotent to do anything about it themselves. Why is that really?
    Teachers dont get paid enough to bother. If they do anything they get a bad rep around school and that kids friends start dropping their classes and transfering to other teachers.
    Tons of reasons, but they all revolve around they just dont give a damn.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Bullying... the new trendy social issue. How are we doing at addressing it?

    I don't think any reasonable person would deny that bullying exists, but... are we properly addressing the issue or are we blowing it out of proportion?
    I voted other because identifying what bullying is can be difficult these days. Today with Political Correctness on steroids, bullying no longer means physical attacks but now have added (and often unconstitutional) component of prohibiting “mean or hateful or offensive” speech. If a child was punished every time they said something hurtful, the biggest class would be in the principal’s office.
    Last edited by vesper; 08-20-13 at 11:02 AM.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Teachers dont get paid enough to bother. If they do anything they get a bad rep around school and that kids friends start dropping their classes and transfering to other teachers.
    Tons of reasons, but they all revolve around they just dont give a damn.
    Please don't say teachers don't get paid enough. Average Chicago Public School teachers earn more than $71,000 a year . . . and I personally believe that figure represents manipulated numbers. (I say that because they have a searchable database.) http://www.familytaxpayers.org/ftf/ftf_salaries.php
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Teachers dont get paid enough to bother. If they do anything they get a bad rep around school and that kids friends start dropping their classes and transfering to other teachers.
    Tons of reasons, but they all revolve around they just dont give a damn.
    They shouldn't have to get paid more, in order to bother. This comes down to an issue of taking a stand for decency.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Please don't say teachers don't get paid enough. Average Chicago Public School teachers earn more than $71,000 a year . . . and I personally believe that figure represents manipulated numbers. (I say that because they have a searchable database.) http://www.familytaxpayers.org/ftf/ftf_salaries.php
    71K to live and work in Chi Town? No just no, but hell no. Get that closer to 125K and we can talk. But there better be some damn good perks.

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    70k is not very much for a educated professional. I think teachers are way underpaid.
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    71K to live and work in Chi Town? No just no, but hell no. Get that closer to 125K and we can talk. But there better be some damn good perks.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    70k is not very much for a educated professional. I think teachers are way underpaid.
    That is considerably more than I make as a 30-year registered nurse. Those of us who work in service professions know, going in, that we will likely never make big bucks, and we do it because it's what we are geared for, and because we prefer to work in a profession which can help others in one way or another. 70K is a respectable salary.
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    Re: Bullying...

    I guess a lot depends on what part of the counrty you work in. I am an RN and make considerably more. 70k is not overpaid by anystretch.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That is considerably more than I make as a 30-year registered nurse. Those of us who work in service professions know, going in, that we will likely never make big bucks, and we do it because it's what we are geared for, and because we prefer to work in a profession which can help others in one way or another. 70K is a respectable salary.
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