Michigan Schools Ranked Near The Bottom For Controlling Bullying
The mitten state ranked 36th out of 42 states analyzed by Wallethub for the Best & Worst States at Controlling Bullying report. Wallethub is a personal financial social network, and the goal of the study was to estimate the "socioeconomic cost of bullying." Michigan ranked 38th in percentage of high school students bullied on school property, 39th in percentage of high school students bullied online, 17th in percentage of high school students who missed school out because of being bullied, 23rd in percentage of high school students who attempted suicide and 38th in cost of truancy to schools as a result of bullying.
However, there were several LARGE states not included in the study: California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.
You can read the full results of the study HERE
I was bullied a lot growing up, and I know what the personal cost is. However, I'm also a skeptic about schools being able to stop it. Frankly, I don't know how they can. I think they can do a better job, but I truly don't know what the answer is. Does it stop and start at home? What do you think?