Senate rejects anti-bullying educational efforts
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Senate rejects anti-bullying educational efforts

Date: May 7, 2007
By: Matt Tilden
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: An attempt in the Senate to broaden anti-bullying educational requirements led to a discussion on when it's appropriate to teach children about sexual orientation. Matt Tilden (Matt Till-den) has more from the State Capitol. RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

An amendment to an education bill by Democratic Senator Jolie Justus led to an impassioned debate on the merits of anti-bullying educational programs.

Justus said she believes it is important to protect children from bullying specifically based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other categories.

Actuality:  JUSTUS.WAV
Run Time: 00:22
Description: There are kids across the state of Missouri who everyday refuse to go to school-who are too scared to get out of their beds- because when they get to school they're going to be called sissy, homo, queer, and you can call me out of order if you need to, but these are acceptable terms. There are students who are not even getting the basic protections from their teachers.

Justus' amendment failed by a vote of 24-9. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Tilden.


Intro: An attempt in the Senate to broaden anti-bullying educational requirements led to a discussion on when it's appropriate to teach children about sexual orientation. Matt Tilden (Matt Till-den) has more from the State Capitol.

RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Republican Senator Jason Crowell questioned an amendment by Senator Jolie Justus that would require anti-bullying educational programs based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other categories in Missouri schools.

Crowell said he felt the amendment would lead to the teaching of topics such as sexual orientation at too young an age.

Actuality:  CROWELL2.WAV
Run Time: 00:21
Description:By putting these enumerated categories in and having an educational component, I just really, I don't understand and wouldn't see the significance if we weren't just trying to pass yet another law that might make us feel good but not do anything.

 
 
Justus' amendment failed by a vote fo 24-9.

From the State Capitol, I'm Matt Tilden.


Intro: An attempt in the Senate to broaden anti-bullying educational requirements led to a discussion on when it's appropriate to teach children about sexual orientation. Matt Tilden (Matt Till-den) has more from the State Capitol. RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

An amendment to an education bill by Democratic Senator Jolie Justus led to an impassioned debate on the merits of anti-bullying educational programs.

Justus said she believes it is important to protect children from bullying specifically based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other categories.

Actuality:  JUSTUS.WAV
Run Time: 00:22
Description: There are kids across the state of Missouri who everyday refuse to go to school-who are too scared to get out of their beds- because when they get to school they're going to be called sissy, homo, queer, and you can call me out of order if you need to, but these are acceptable terms. There are students who are not even getting the basic protections from their teachers.

Justus' amendment failed by a vote of 24-9. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Tilden.