Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:08:12 -0800 (PST)
I totally believe that sexual harassment occurs in schools and continues
through out adulthood because children do not get healthy sex ed, basic
equity ed and respectful relationship ed in school. Of course media piles
on the garbage that kids learn instead. But it starts with what kind of
peer culture we create with our peers.
The status quo peer culture is a "put down" one based on prejudices.
Teachers and principals tell kids "Boys call girls names. You might as
well get use to it because it's going to happen to you all your life."
These "life leaders" are setting the stage for the future, by repeating
the same old, same old from the past. This is how we got in the horrendous
social mess we are in today.
Then we sue, sue, sue for all it's worth.
When it's human education which is needed. Desperately so.
Perhaps enough lawsuits will turn the tide and get us the education we
JeanMarie DeSpain, M.S.
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