BILL NUMBER: S1987B
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the dignity for all students act
S 10. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO LEARN AND TO MEET HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS, AND A SCHOOL’S ABILITY TO EDUCATE ITS STUDENTS, ARE COMPROMISED BY INCIDENTS OF DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT INCLUDING BULLYING, TAUNTING OR INTIMIDATION. IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TO BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO AFFORD ALL STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AN ENVIRONMENT FREE OF DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO FOSTER CIVILITY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO PREVENT AND PROHIBIT CONDUCT WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH A SCHOOL’S EDUCATIONAL MISSION.
S 801-a. Instruction in civility, citizenship and character education. The regents shall ensure that the course of instruction in grades kindergarten through twelve includes a component on civility, citizenship and character education. Such component shall instruct students on the principles of honesty, tolerance, personal responsibility, respect for others, observance of laws and rules, courtesy, dignity and other traits which will enhance the quality of their experiences in, and contributions to, the community.
When was citizenship taken out of education curriculum?
We now have to pass a law in order to make people accountable for being civil to one another?
If ever there was an indictment of the extent of mis-education in America, this is it.
Unfortunately, mis-education in public schools has been a reality for many generations and those children previously mis-educated by the public school system are now the adults that sit in seats of power and decision making, and they are bullies. With the advent of the internet, we have found one more avenue to lash out against another human being without conscience.
Each day our children witness the bullying of adults. Adults bully and threaten each other and they bully and threaten children. The children of these bullies grow up to be bullies and the viscous cycle has continued until it has become necessary to legislate respect.
We cannot save our children until we change ourselves.
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