Coalition Grades NYC Dept. Of Education On School Bullying

July 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

At an energetic Manhattan press conference yesterday, the Sikh Coalition and four other advocacy organizations released a Report Card and white paper showing that the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is falling short on its duty to protect public school students from bias-based harassment and bullying.

The Report Card, produced by the Sikh Coalition, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), assesses the DOE's progress in enforcing Chancellor's Regulation A-832, which was issued last September at the urging of the Sikh Coalition and our allies, to address student-to-student bias-based harassment. Based on a survey of more than 1,100 students and educators in the city's public schools, the Report Card demonstrates that the Regulation is not being fully implemented.