Who Cares is a grass roots movement of parents who are sick and tired of having their kids bullied in school and feeling like no one cares.
Each day thousands of students fear going to school because of bullying and intimidation. If they build up the courage to tell their parents and school administrator, the actions most schools take are ineffective, antiquated and in many cases, makes the situation worse because now their kids are labeled as a “snitch”. This poor and inadequate response by the school system results in our kids turning inward and turning toward drugs, alcohol and even worse suicide to end their pain.
This guide takes years of experience, countless meetings with school administrators, politicians, law enforcement, counselors, PTAs and students. It is not funded by any political party. In fact, as you will read, some are a part of the problem, not the solution, despite every one of them putting “better schools” in their campaign platform. Parents and students must rise up with a concrete plan and clear list of demands, in order to change the system. The system will not, and cannot, change from within.
Something needs to be done!
During our years of working with students, schools, legislators and law enforcement we have developed a program that we believe will work in your school system. It is based on these five principles:
Bottom line is that it’s not money, personnel, bureaucracy or any of the other issues that can effect serious change, it’s parental and student mobilization and action. School officials work for the parents and students, not the other way around. Parents must apply pressure, where it will force change to make our school safer.
Alvin Butler, Sr.
Here are some recommend changes that our experience has shown, will improve school safety: