When it comes to bullying, Lara Fominoff has always preached the same message to her young son: Never bully or be mean to the other kids. And never start a fight. But if someone starts a fight with you, you have the right to defend yourself. It was this right that Fominoff says her six-year-old [...]

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TTAPR on April 19th, 2012

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this. A nine year old boy won’t be at school in the morning. He was suspended for fighting back against a bully. The school said there’s a no fighting policy so they’re both being punished. There’s a visible mark on third grader Nathan Pemberton’s cheek and eye after [...]

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A child who fights back in self-defense during a fight at school will likely be punished, according to St. Mary’s school (located in Maryland) rules. Parent Tanya Burt found that out Monday after she was called to Piney Point Elementary School to talk about her son, who she said was beat up on the bus [...]

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After a student reportedly attacked Michael Homitz’s daughter during lunch at Avon Grove High School, leaving her with a concussion, Homitz home-schooled his daughter and has publicly criticized school administrators for allegedly failing to protect her. The Feb. 23 assault was recorded by a student in the lunchroom and posted on the Internet. Recent child [...]

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Parents Fight over best way to handle 4-year-olds-trouble makers in Nursery School By J. DAVID GOODMAN AND ANDY NEWMAN New York Times The school year for Old First Nursery School in Park Slope, Brooklyn, wraps up on Friday. And for some parents, it will not be a moment too soon. At this, one of the [...]

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Zero tolerance: Crime against children Would you want to be subjected to zero tolerance? Think about it. Any little mistake means automatic conviction, fine or jail time with no room for common sense. No, you wouldn’t want it, and you wouldn’t stand for it. Then tell me why we are subjecting our children to this [...]

Continue reading about GA. The School To Prison Pipeline Extends to Georgia as 13 Year Old Is Jailed for Mistakenly Bringing a Pocket Knife To School