Marshall - 4:57 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I also do not think that because some parents are not doing their job, schools can take over bring up kids in all cases.
I am not suggesting that schools take over for parents, but it has been my professional* experience that many parents "defer" raising their kids to the school system and are "too busy" to be properly involved.
The root problem is the guidelines constituting bullying. They are so vague and general and the reactions of schools to (presumed) bullying is so drastic and, in many cases, ill conceived, that lawsuits are inevitable. Using the guidelines of today, I would hate to think what would have happened to me 40 years ago for jokingly knocking someone's books out from under their arm.
*Side career in law enforcement.