$4.48M payout in Pine Bush bullying case OK’d by judge

WHITE PLAINS – Five Pine Bush students who were physically assaulted and bullied for being Jewish “lost part of their childhood,” according to

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From where I sit, it is terrible that parents must sometimes resort to seeking monetary damages from deliberately indifferent school district administrators who deny that racial/ethnic/national origin harassment “could ever occur at THEIR school districts,” while performing an excellent impression of an ostrich while the harassment goes unabated against student victims. When courts are forced to order cash-strapped school districts to pay out nearly Five Million Dollars to the families of a few harassed students a lose-lose situation develops in which deserving students and caring teachers  are denied educational opportunities and technical assistance while schools develop  a culture of distrust and skepticism that school administrators actually have the best interests of their students in mind.

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