Maine Voices: Bullying versus the American character: Change is possible

Bullying is a bone in America’s throat, as shown by the brutal behavior of nine teenagers that led to the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, Mass.

One Maine educator likened bullying to black flies: "You’ll never be able to stamp it out."

This describes solutions to date: Try to contain it; hire consultants, hold training sessions; be more vigilant. Massachusetts legislators highlight our impotence by proposing a law to make bullying a crime. VIEW FULL ARTICLE