Thursday’s Morning Zone Line-Up
7:37AM MDT: Dr. Susan Porter, former teacher, school counselor, and currently school administrator. She’s the author of “Bully Nation”, poses the question, Has Bully Prevention Gone too Far? At least 44 states have anti-bullying laws on the books and six of those, including New Jersey and Massachusetts, have language that specifically mention “cyber bullying.” And, a new California bill pending in the State Senate would allow school officials to suspend and expel students for cyber bullying off school grounds. Are we overusing the “bully” label by including being unfriendly, social exclusion, and name- calling? Are we so terrified of children’s behavior we need to legislate against them?
8:07AM MDT: Nader Hashemi, Middle East Expert, tackles Core Questions in Syrian debate. Hashemi is an authors offering Insights on Intervention against Assad. By the end of 2013, the killing fields of Syria will have surpassed those of Bosnia, where over 100,000 people perished. To date, more than a quarter of Syria’s pre-war population of 22.5 million has fled their homes. 1.5 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The nightmare in Syria including chemical weapons has been front and center in the world’s consciousness for over two years, but there is no consensus about what can — and should — be done to stop it.
9:07AM MDT: Representatives of Laramie County School District #1 will be here to update us on the latest regarding our kids’ education, including recent contraversial issues on the results of PAWS testing.