Video: National Safe School Partnership Briefing, Washington D.C.
Jul 02, 2007
GLSEN is a proud member of the National Safe Schools Partnership, representing nearly 30 national education, health, civil rights, law enforcement, youth development and other organizations working to promote school safety and improve student achievement.
The National Safe Schools Partnership released a Congressional Brief on June 28, "Bridging the Gap in Federal Law: Preventing Bullying and Harassment in Our Schools," at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.
U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez of California also attended the briefing to announce her intention to introduce the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which will help ensure safe schools for all students.
Below are clips of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, GLSEN Founder and Executive Director Kevin Jennings and student Robin Greenwood speaking at the briefing. To learn more, click here.
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez of California announces the Safe Schools Improvement Act and discusses how critical an issue bullying and harassment is in our nationís schools.
Dearborn (Mich.) High School graduate Robin Greenwood describes the bullying and harassment she and her classmates endured and why a comprehensive Safe Schools policies would have made her school safer.
GLSEN Founder and Executive Director Kevin Jennings, a former high school history teacher, explains that students will live up to the expectations we set for them.
Jennings discusses the need for a clear, consistent and comprehensive policy that says bullying and harassment is not acceptable.