Bullying in high schools

Florida's legislature is giving hope (literally) to parents of students who are bullied relentlessly in public schools. Florida lawmakers plan to use Hope Scholarships to pay for private school vouchers for vulnerable students to attend private schools. The scholarships will be paid for by redirecting $105 from car registration fees.

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President Obama anti-bullying program fails

Another one of President Obama's social programs is an astounding failure.

A criminologist who conducted a national study of anti-bullying programs in public schools found that the programs may be doing more harm than good.

University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from schools in all 50 states, CBSDFW.com reports.

“A very disappointing and a very surprising thing. Our anti-bullying programs, either intervention or prevention does not work," said Jeong.

Anti-bullying programs were instituted in schools by the Obama administration through the Department of Education. The programs were intended to increase awareness of bullying and to curb the behavior in students. But as Jeong discovered, social engineering programs in schools are not effective against behavior that has been around for centuries.

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