Instructor Jean Perry
May 23, 2014
NEGATIVE REBUTTAL SHELL
I. Hello, once again my name is Audra Herrera and am the Negative
A. I will first address the status quo and how it is indeed working then I will address how the affirmative’s plan would be a minor repair if it were to happen.
II. State by state anti-bullying laws are taking place and treating bullying as a serious matter therefor the affirmative’s case is unavailing.
III. Bullying in fact does exist but it is not being ignored.
IV. This plan does not need to be put in place because the federal government is already active in anti-bullying state laws. I present to you again
Evidence One from StopBullyng.gov: At present, no federal law directly addresses bullying. In some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment which is covered under federal civil rights laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). No matter what label is used (e.g., bullying, hazing, teasing), schools are obligated by these laws to address conduct that is:
Severe, pervasive or persistent
Creates a hostile environment at school. That is, it is sufficiently serious that it interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by a school
Based on a student’s race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion*
I will not repeat a few lines with emphasis “No