Music video puts the beat down on school bullying

Several folks sent me emails about this wonderful anti-bullying video by Cypress Ranch High School in Texas, an entry in the No Bull Teen Video awards. The video is all the more remarkable because the song was written by a 15-year-old at the Houston high school.


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May 27th, 2012
1:20 pm

Wow, awesome job. Very inspiring, and gives me hope for our future.

Someone should send this video to Mitt Romney since bullying to him is such a non issue that he can’t even remember doing it to folks in his youth.

yes i am worried

May 27th, 2012
2:45 pm

Beyond impressive. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Larry Major

May 27th, 2012
3:40 pm

The future is clearly in capable hands.


May 27th, 2012
3:56 pm

(My apologies. Censored by Maureen, I’m forced use this thread to converse on the prior topic, a discussion of school funding and partisan politics.)

@Prof: GAE/NEA are no more upfront with members about their Democrat partisan politics—than they are with the government in applying for tax-exempt status.

For starters, they employ your tactic of citing the fact they fund candidates of both parties—while LEAVING OUT the fact that 90-95% of their campaign cash goes to Democrats, year after year and election after election. The most recent figures:

And indeed, they will support any candidate AS LONG AS he/she expouses liberalism AND HAS NO SERIOUS DEMOCRAT CHALLENGER.

Your sour depiction, BTW, of Right to Work laws belies your depiction of yourself as neutral on union related issues.


May 27th, 2012
3:57 pm

Okay, Maureen. You’ll find me VERY persistent.

Maureen Downey

May 27th, 2012
4:05 pm

@Jefferson, Not censoring you. You are ending up in the auto filter, probably due to links. But I am off today and only checking the filter every couple of hours. Some folks are ending up in SPAM today for some reason.

Hillbilly D

May 27th, 2012
4:17 pm

The best cure for bullying is to bloody their nose. Zero tolerance policies took that option away, so no wonder we have problems.


May 27th, 2012
4:30 pm

That was well done! Way to go Cypress Ranch!


May 27th, 2012
4:31 pm

Maureen, hope that’s the case. And enjoy your day off. Unlike the typical liberal, I won’t hate you personally for your contrary politics …

I love teaching. I hate what it is becoming...

May 27th, 2012
8:30 pm

Great to see the positive energy of these kids!

Which is more than I can say for some of the posters here.

FC teacher

May 27th, 2012
9:02 pm

Wow! Was this filmed in their high school or a mall?

Devil's Advocate

May 27th, 2012
9:33 pm

A unified effort to stand up for doing the right thing? This is America, it’ll never work because we need to point out who did the most work and belittle those who did the least. :) TIC

Peter Smagorinsky

May 28th, 2012
5:44 am

The kids are alright.

Raisin Toast Fanatic

May 28th, 2012
9:36 am

How cute. Quite the “warm and fuzzy” but not much else.

Unfortunately it won’t affect reality, which is that there will always be some harassing others. The only way in life to deal with that is stand up to the aggressor, which of course is easier said than done.

I think it kind of shows why we have fewer “real men” being raised than in the past.

I went to a high school with severe problems with “bullying” that were pretty bad. Reality is a harsh teacher.

Future Teacher

May 28th, 2012
8:02 pm

It might only give you the warm and fuzzys but they just set the standard for their school with that production and that is awesome! What wonderful talent!

Fred ™

May 28th, 2012
9:13 pm

Shame you couldn’t have given a thank you to those who died for us all.

To absent companions;

Teacher-Mom in Cobb

May 28th, 2012
9:24 pm

Awesome job…kudos to those students and their school.

Hollande Levinson

June 1st, 2012
10:55 am

Cypress Ranch is part of an amazing initiative of the Anti-Defamation League called No Place for Hate. 115 metro Atlanta schools participated this year and did the kind of amazing things this video represents. For more info go to!