The Trauma of Restraints: Eliminating Ineffective Approaches in the Classroom

The Trauma of Restraints: Eliminating Ineffective Approaches in the Classroom

It is happening all over the country. A seven-year-old handcuffed during his afterschool program for being hyper in Flint, Michigan. A South Carolina high school student forcibly yanked from her chair and restrained in her classroom. Autistic children confined and sprayed with water in Maryland. Recent media coverage and several “caught on cell phone” videos […]

Classroom Discipline Policies Urged to Prevent Racial Discrimination

Classroom Discipline Policies Urged to Prevent Racial Discrimination

Classroom discipline policies became the focus of the Obama administration on Wednesday as it urged schools to abandon “zero tolerance” policies that it says encourage racial discrimination. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, their investigations revealed that African-American and Hispanic students were given harsher and more frequent disciplinary actions by their schools compared to similarly-situated […]