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Matts Safe School Law

DPS Revises Bullying Policy

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Public Schools district is in the last stages of updating its anti-bullying policy to comply with the standards of a new state law and pla...

Michigan Senate Drops 'License To Bully' Bill, Adopts New Version

Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

Michigan's state Senate dropped a bill Tuesday that critics called "a license to bully," and instead adopted a House version that represents a comprom...

Students Stand Against Michigan Bullying Law

The Communicator, Community High School Newspaper | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Republicans in the Michigan state Senate recently passed a bill entitled “Matt’s Safe School Law,” an anti-bullying measure designed to reduce b...

Michigan's Anti-Bullying Law Exemption Dropped By Senator

Posted 11.17.2011 | Gay Voices

Michigan-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups say they are relieved after an area senator agreed to drop a controversia...

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Sounds Off On Michigan's Anti-Bullying Law

Posted 01.11.2012 | Gay Voices

The implementation of a controversial new Michigan law designed to clamp down on teen bullying ignited an emotional wave of criticism, particularly am...

Lawmakers Respond To Controversial GOP-Backed Bullying Bill

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Michigan's state House passed its own version of an anti-bullying Thursday, smoothing over the language in a bill passed by the Senate last week that ...

Leave Religion Out Of Michigan's Anti-Bullying Law

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The idea that religious beliefs require special provision within a law meant to protect the most vulnerable should be an affront to all religious people.