You hear too often about kids committing suicide from bullying. I wonder if this happened at the same rate in the 1950s and you just didnt hear about it because no internet?
Im assuming it didnt happen; at least, not at current rates.
Schools added "zero tolerance" policies. In reality, these policies are similar to the policies of current leftist prosecutors, wherein they are more apt to come down harshly on someone for trying to do the right thing in a bad situation, than they are to go after actual bad actors.
Public school policies toward bullying are similar. The schools dont aggressively punish bad actors. They do punish everyone together if you fight back against a bully per the "zero tolerance" policies.
In the past, bullies were like wolves in a forest. Nobody liked it, but they are there, and your choice is fight or flight.
Now, they are still wolves in a forest, but if you fight, the forest ranger will come down on you and you'll be in just as much (or more) trouble than the wolf. In schools, there was a kind of Wild West code of Justice, and if you could hit the bully back, everyone knew they deserved it.
Now the system turns a blind eye until you are pushed to your limit and fight back, and then the same system comes down agaisnt you with prejudice for your pursuit of Justice.
I imagine this is what the kids are finding unbearable.
You make some very good points. The schools now seem as though their main objective is to prepare the students for a life of punishment in jail or a life of greatly diminished freedoms. This makes me sad for the children.
😎 All I'm able to do is pray for All of the students in the world.
Some teachers are bullies also. I know of one (female to male tranny) pumped up on male hormones who hit a student in the face w:a closed fist. The school did nothing abt it. The student, an honor roll female student on the school basketball team went from being very bright, positive, athletic & honor roll student to depressed, anxious, and failing school. Til this day NOTHING has been done about it. The mothers pleas have been ignored and school officials are now attacking her.
Someone can correct me but i think the "zero tolerance" stuff started in the 90s as a way of allowing the school administration to absolve themselves from having to do the right thing. It is much easier to just follow the policy when the policy makes no determination of right and wrong.
The people doing the right thing (standing up to aggressors) are put down twice over, once by the bully, yet again by the educational establishment. And they don’t actually punish the bully half as harshly. Modern American schools working on the ZT model work much like society actually, further cementing the idea that American schools are very much like broader American society: a sociocultural mishmash of people who do not belong with those who do not deserve to be around them who are forced to deal with the dysfunctions of those aforementioned undeserving “people,” be those dysfunctions educational, economic or criminal in nature.
"waaaah you have to go to detention for chucking an algebra textbook at the annoying kid who was tossing paper balls at you while you were trying to have a nice nap in nap class"
HOW BOUT I FUCKIN DON'T WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT FAGGOT