Bullying in all grades of the American public school system is as American as apple-pie. But rise of cyber-bullying is a sure sign of America's settling into the 21st century. Children of Hindu-Americans, like other minority groups, of course, are more susceptible to bullying than others. But given that 15% of the school-age population endures bullying of some sort, and given that Hindus make up less than 2% of the entire U.S.
This is a link to a recently published essay from the institute: A Rationale for the Gurukula System of Education It was first published in Mandir Vani, the souvenir for the 5th Annual Hindu Mandir Executives Conference, 22 - 24th August, 2010, in Houston, Texas, USA.
A gurukula is a traditional school that is run by an acharya, a brahmana who teaches young boys both primary educational topics and moral behavior. Gurukula literally means the “house of the guru.” From the age of five, boys who have been accepted as students by the acharya go away from their own families to live in his ashram as members of his own family until they have completed their studies.