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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Video: Texas teacher stands by while bully repeatedly slugs student in class

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Should teachers intervene to break up fights in classrooms? That’s the question posed by Fox News in Dallas-Fort Worth last night after a YouTube video showing a very one-sided fight made the rounds. In the video, which picks up the altercation in progress, one boy punches another with the requisite bully flourishes while the victim stands as passively as the teacher off to his side. Teacher groups responded by saying intervention is a “tough call,” as school districts don’t always compensate for injuries in breaking up fights. Better to wait until an administrator wanders by, they say:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how he avoided the question what if the victim's parents files a lawsuit.

I would be much more worried about a lawsuit for breach of the Teachers'duty of care.
Than I would about a injury lawsuit from the bully.

I guarantee any half-sane judge or jury would side with the teacher if the bully got injured. especially with the video

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:20:00 PM  

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