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So What If Teachers Are in It for the Money?

September 15, 2012

Few things have delighted me more in recent weeks than the sight of so many people, and not all of them teachers, clad in red t-shirts in support of the currently ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike.

Suicides and bullying: A closer look [20 May, 2009]

Two school students as young as 11 years old recently committed suicide within 10 days of each other after enduring anti-gay harassment.  Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover of Springfield, Mass., killed himself April 6 and Jaheem Herrera of DeKalb County, Ga., hanged himself with a cloth belt April 16 after similar taunts.  The incidents have created waves of shock and dismay and generated a public conversation about such instances of bullying.

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