The Controversy over H.B. 1321

A few Representatives introduced this bill to establish a proper procedure for students to report abuse by teachers and also to make it clear that students will be punished if they

Falsify[], misrepresent[], omit[], or erroneously report[] information regarding instances of alleged inappropriate behavior by a teacher, administrator, or other school employee toward a student.

Apparently this is controversial. I can see that a student might feel like, with the deck already stacked against him, the odds go up that someone could punish him for telling the truth, if the stacked deck undermines his claim.

But can’t that happen now anyway?

5 comments

  1. As long as they pass this too:

    Falsify[], misrepresent[], omit[], or erroneously report[] information regarding instances of alleged inappropriate behavior by a Senator, Representative or Elected Official toward a Lobbyist.

  2. hush Erick, we aren’t on speaking terms until Amy tallies up the committee attendance records after tomorrow’s council meeting.

    but if you want to drop off the “Honorable Erickson” free movie passes that y’all get, i might reconsider and yell at you in the morning.

    Have you heard any rumors on the tip line about the new West Macon Mall Movie theater allowing Sicko and an Inconvenient truth to be shown inside the Macon-Bibb County line?

  3. Ms_midtown says:

    – So a kid sees a teacher grope a young girl
    – Informs authorities
    – Teacher denies, calls kid liar
    – Assault victim afraid to testify says other kid made it up.
    – Kid expelled, criminal record?

    Who would want to run for re-election claiming credit for introducing this bill?

  4. dorian says:

    Yea, that informal adjustment is juvenile court is really, really gonna turn the page on a kid’s life.

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