The U.S. Department of Education today starts a two-day “anti-bullying” summit with the goal of crafting a national strategy to reduce and end bullying. These are noble goals addressing a seriously subversive problem in bullying, a problem that has resulted in the alienation and even deaths of scores of American adolescents. But are they realistic goals? Is the elimination of bullying even a possibility, given the instinctual nature of teenagers to be downright cruel to one another?
Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education & director of the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools
Randy J. Wiler, Director of the Kansas Bullying Prevention Program and partner with Stop Bullying Now; former chief of police, detective, and sheriff in Kansas