WHY THIS MATTERS
Education is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves or anyone else. We need to introduce a new word in our curriculum today: Nonviolence. Every school that actively discourages bullying, that celebrates perfect attendance, that cheers the courage of a student that walks away from a fight, is supporting a meaningful solution to the crisis of the world today.
- American schools harbor 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million children are victim of bullying
- Over 6,000 students drop out of school every day – one child drops out every 26 seconds
- Less than 1/2 of US parents read to their pre-school children daily