@Edmund Burke –
Back in March, I took the liberty to ask you to view a Palo Alto district case that made it’s way to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). I asked you to analyze (the details that were made available to the public) using the “bullying policies” I suggested. “My” suggested bullying policies are simply the teachers’ code of ethics. (Link #1).
Obviously, back in March, I could not have foreseen any of the info that’s become available since.
Back in March (long long time ago) I wrote:
I found the California Teacher Association Code of Ethics (link #3). Within this, I believe we have the fundamental basis for bullying polices and best practices.
“The educator, believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, and the nurture of democratic principles. Essential to these goals is the protection of freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal educational opportunity for all. The educator accepts the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards. The educator recognizes the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process….”
While I do realize that this ethical code may not be sufficient, legally, I am very curious to know your insight as to where, if at all, any of the code of ethics was violated in the cases the OCR checked (the cases that have been made available to the public)