Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New York State Dignity For All Students Act

Mary Grenz Jalloh, Executive Director for the New York State Center for School Safety, presents an overview of New York State Education Law, Article 2; the New York State Dignity For All Students Act, also known as 'DASA' or 'The Dignity Act'. The Dignity Act goes into effect on July 1, 2012 and applies to all public, BOCES, and charter schools.

The legislative act is designed to provide students in all New York State public schools an educational environment free from discrimination and harassment.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pain of bias-based bullying lingers

The recent suicide death of 14 year old Williamsville North High School student, Jamey Rodemeyer, brings up memories for gay adults.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bullied Gay Teen Caleb Laieski Making A Difference for LGBT Youth

President Barack Obama with Caleb Laieski
Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy, courtesy Caleb Laieski.

Read the full article at LGBTQNATION.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Carrion To Depart NYS OCFS on April 1, 2011 (NY Rumor Alert Update)

The Truth About Prone Restraints reports, "No news yet on whether her departure is voluntary or she was encouraged to leave." Or, whether or not Carrion is jumping to another sinking ship, the US Department of Justice~Civil Rights Division.

Source: The Truth About Prone Restraints

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Senator Maziarz Describes NYS OCFS Commissioner as Dangerous

Although NYS Senator Michael Nozzolio is leading the call for NYS OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion to resign, "[t]he strongest words arguably came from [NYS Senator] Maziarz, who called Carrion "the most dangerous person in New York State government."  Carrion is accused of deliberately and systematically destroying the juvenile justice system.
Not mentioned in the article, or any other article for that matter, is that Commissioner Carrion has also looked the other way while CPS Investigators conspire with "school officials" to file and determine 'founded' false reports of neglect/abuse, a Class A misdemeanor, against a parent or parents whose child is not in attendance at school for sound and legal reason. A report by the Vera Institute of Justice also failed to address this matter in its report: Getting Teenagers Back to School: Rethinking New York State's Response to Chronic Absence.
Refusal by government officials to look into the practice of CPS Investigators and "school officials" who conspire in the filing and 'founding' of false reports of neglect/abuse, and failure to prosecute all involved, speaks volumes to the "approval" of this illegal practice; it also speaks 'carte blanche'  approval to the illegal and ongoing criminal violence against parents who have the right to the care, education, and upbringing of their children.
In effect, this practice continues to reveal the systemic corruption in New York State.
Read the article in its entirety at auburnpub.com


Friday, March 18, 2011