On Sunday, members of the the Teatro V!da Youth Ensemble asked Governor Patrick:
“How can we as young people be assured that our voices will be included in ongoing public dialogue regarding daily struggles we face with bullying at schools amd the lack of teacher support in relation to bullying?”
Governor Patrick made three points in response:
- He is eager to sign the anti-bullying bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
- “It’s time for adults to start acting like adults.” (i.e., take responsibility for all children)
- There is a Youth Council (consisting of youth) that reports directly to him about their priorities, and he’d like this group to be a part of that.