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Parents Demand Action On Bullying

The Coeur d’Alene School Board confronted charges of racism, bullying and preferential treatment in schools and school sports during a meeting Monday night that brought out heartfelt pleas by parents and sympathetic responses by district officials. Four parents told the board their children have been bullied at school to the point of missing many days of classes and being placed on medication. They spoke of racial slurs, discrimination based on social class, and allegations that families who donate generously to certain sports are rewarded with favorable treatment of their kids. Doneisa Eborall said her daughter missed five weeks of school one semester and went on anti-depressants as a result of bullying last year in seventh grade. “You have to stop the bullying. The racist bullying, the higher-class bullying, the girls who think they’re better than everybody else bullying,” Eborall said/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

Question: Has your child ever been bullied? Have you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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