Thursday, January 14, 2010

Worried about school discipline?

While searching for a recent NPR program on school discipline, I came across this May 19, 2009, NPR article and audio-recording of the program, entitled "Discipline Methods Endanger Disabled Kids."

Pictured is a 7-year-old girl who died in 2006 while being restrained in a Rice Lake, Wisconsin, day treatment center. The center closed and did not re-open.

Check it out for yourself:

Think some schools don't tie autistic children in chairs for up to three hours?

Then read this article about efforts that lawmakers are making to reduce harm to children in schools.

We turn our children over to schools for many hours a day. When the kids come home and complain that a teacher did this or that, listen carefully to them and then find out. And don't let them blow smoke at you. Get into the school and find out what is really going on!

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