Friday night I tweeted this:
Emmer has said (see article) that “We’re the ones who have to be the front line of defense for our children. I don’t want the government doing that for us”
Are you kidding me? The schools have only limited power when it comes to keeping our children safe, when it comes to making sure those mean and nasty Bullies are held accountable for their actions. They can’t force a police department to file charges, and they can’t force a district to take bullying seriously.
Yes, we don’t need Government all over our schools. I know that, and I agree with that.
BUT we do need policy and laws that help schools to keep our children safe, both physically and emotionally. As a parent of a bullied child I see the effects it has had on my child. I have seen the grades drop, the awful moods and the hurt that lingers in his eyes weeks and months after the fact.
Minnesota has one of the worst laws when it comes to bullying, and that is something that needs to change. The law that was signed into effect is so vague, overly simple. It does not give the schools the power it needs to involve the police, and it does not give the parents the power to seek protection for their children. There is no policy for the emotional abuse that a child encounters when they are bullied. This is something that needs to be addressed, as it is a huge part of the bully repercussions.
Minnesota got a C-…I want us to have an A!
Tom Emmer is not my candidate.
My childs safety and well-being mean to much to me to vote for him.