U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan holding national press call on bullying, discriminatory harassment
Andrew Dodson/The Bay City Times
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will hold a national press conference Tuesday announcing guidance to schools on handling bullying and discriminatory harassment.
“This is a moment where every one of us — parents, teachers, students, elected officials, and all people of conscience —needs to stand up and speak out against intolerance in all its forms. Whether it’s students harassing other students because of ethnicity, disability or religion; or an adult, public official harassing the President of hte University of Michigan student body because he is gay, it is time we as a country said enough. No more. This must stop.” — Arne Duncan
Duncan’s statements and planned press conference also comes at the time that the local story of Cassandra Morris was published. Morris dropped out of Ogemaw Heights High School earlier this month because she said she couldn’t handle the bullying from students for being a lesbian.