LTE: New York State Needs a Law That Effectively Combats Bullying
An Associated Press article published on April 6, “Bullying raises questions about schools’ vigilance,” misleadingly counts New York State among states with anti-bullying laws. In fact, New York has no comprehensive law addressing bullying and harassment in public schools. It is among nine states to receive an “F” from Bully Police USA, a national watchdog group that advocates for anti-bullying laws. State lawmakers can change this by passing the Dignity for All Students Act — legislation that would empower educators throughout the state to provide students a safe, comfortable learning environment.