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How do you feel of the use of seclusion and restraint techniques in schools?

July 31, 2009

Dear Chief State School Officers:

On May 19, the Education and Labor Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing to examine the abusive and potentially deadly misapplication of seclusion and restraint techniques in schools. Related to this hearing was the testimony issued on the same day by the Government Accountability Office on “Seclusions and Restraints: Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers.” The testimony is available on the Internet at the following Web address:

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Sep. 3, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (3)
  • i work in school, i have never seen it happen, i have seen children taken to the p's office when they have violent fits to protect the other kids from flying objects, etc, but only when the compromise the safety of other kids. i have heard stories of a child in CA who was autistic and was put in a time out room, who hung himself with his belt, idk if it was true, in schools we can do very little to punish kids legally and it leaves teachers with very little power anymore.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 11:04 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • If a child is being violent ... I say more power to them! But like AmaliaD said, public schools are so strapped on punishment they can/can't use that it really leaves kids feeling superior to the teachers and acting out for that exact reason.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 12:41 PM on Sep. 3, 2009