It’s back to school month and for many students it means returning to an environment of harassment and bullying. In the wake of a national epidemic of highly-publicized gay suicides, Colorado lawmakers passed an anti-bullying bill this year designed to forestall another tragedy. But while many view it as a good first step – full implementation of the bill is still months away.
Debate on a bill that aims to curb bullying in Colorado schools got personal when lawmakers shared their own stories of being bullied as children. The bill still needs a final vote in the house, but has strong support from almost every lawmaker.