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"Thanks for covering AAUW’s report! You are right that in some states, sexual harassment and bullying are treated the same, but currently, that is not the case in all states, especially since not all states have anti-bullying legislation. There is [...]" · View
  • HKearl commented on the blog post New Study: Sexual harassment prevalent in grades 7 to 12   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thanks for covering AAUW’s report! You are right that in some states, sexual harassment and bullying are treated the same, but currently, that is not the case in all states, especially since not all states have anti-bullying legislation. There is an explosion of attention on bullying and we want to make sure that all schools [...]

  • HKearl posted an update:   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thanks for covering AAUW’s report! You are right that in some states, sexual harassment and bullying are treated the same, but currently, that is not the case in all states, especially since not all states have anti-bullying legislation. There is an explosion of attention on bullying and we want to make sure that all schools are still addressing and acknowledging sexual harassment…it is often defined and treated differently and sexual harassment can be actionable under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.

    You are right that this is not the ideal situation we want to be in. AAUW supports the Safe Schools
    Improvement Act, which was introduced in both the U.S. House (H.R. 1648) and Senate (S. 506). If enacted, this law would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to require all schools receiving federal funds to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying AND harassment.

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