"It just does not sync with what we know to be the unfortunate reality for many school children in this nation."
Fourteen of 20 Largest Districts Report No Bullying, Harassment
By Christina Samuels
April 6, 2012
From guest blogger Nirvi Shah:
Analyzing new data from the federal Education Department, the American Association of University Women has found that 14 of the 20 largest school districts in the nation reported no incidences of bullying or harassment.
In particular, the report found that the districts reported no allegations of sexual harassment, no disciplinary actions as a result of bullying or harassment on the basis of sex, or no students who reported being bullied or harassed on the basis of sex.
"These reports of no sexual harassment and bullying happening in a school district are impossible to believe," AAUW Executive Director Linda D. Hallman said. "It just does not sync with what we know to be the unfortunate reality for many school children in this nation."
Another AAUW report, "Crossing the Line" Sexual Harassment at School," noted that nearly half of all surveyed students in middle and high school reported they had been harassed during the 2010-11 school year. About a third of girls and a quarter of boys said they had witnessed sexual harassment at school...