You can feel summer in New York City already – it hit 90 degrees over Memorial Day weekend. As my time in the classrooms of New York City’s independent schools comes to a close, I have been stocking up on my summer reading list – I can’t seem to shake this habit from my own schooling!
Jessie Klein’s book The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America was published this past March. Ms. Klein examines how the proliferation of school shooting from 1979 to 2009 were indicative of bullying culture. In my view, Ms. Klein’s book highlights our failure as a society, dismissing bullying as a part of growing up and a rite of passage that some young people have to endure.