2005_04_rebelwithout.jpgProbably feeling that an anti-bullying bill needs a counterpart, the City Council may be considering a "bill of rights" for bullies. Education Committee chair Eva Moskowitz contends that detained kids (juvenile delinquents) don't get good educations and even up falling through the cracks. It would be interesting if the the Department of Education and, well, the NYPD/Department of Corrections, can figure out a way to make that work. Gothamist was struck by these stats that the Post noted: While 1200 school age students come back after spending time in upstate jails, less than a third return to school; plus, it costs about $130,000/year to detain a juvenile offender, versus $13,000/year to educate a NYC public school student.

At the Tribeca Film Festival, there's the documentary Rikers High; last year, six people at Rikers earned their high school diplomas. And in the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik wrote about teaching kids at Rikers a few years ago.