July 8, 2009
>Sirdeaner Walker Testifies About Bullying: "This has got to stop."
>Sirdeaner Walker, mother of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, testified before two congressional subcommittees this morning in Washington D.C..
“I did everything that a parent is supposed to: I chose a “good” school; I joined the PTO; I went to every parent-teacher conference; I called the school regularly and brought the bullying problem to the staff’s attention. And the school did not act. The teachers did not know how to respond.”
And the most important thing I’ve learned is that bullying is not an inevitable part of growing up. It can be prevented. And there isn’t a moment to lose. “
Read Sirdeaner’s full testimony here.