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By John W. Whitehead

January 26, 2015

In many parts of the country, teachers are viewed as beyond reproach, Cartoon_Picture_Small_Child_with_a_Big_Mouth_Crying_like_a_Baby_Yelling_and_Screaming_in_a_Vector_Clipart_Illustration_110912-011432-384001much like doctors, police officers, or clergy … and, therefore, are rarely challenged about their classroom conduct. In some cases, this means that actions that would be considered criminal if committed by a parent remain unchallenged by law enforcement if they occur in a school setting.”—Senator Tom Harkin, “Dangerous Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Schools Remains Widespread and Difficult to Remedy: A Review of Ten Cases”

Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.

At least 500 students are locked up in some form of solitary confinement every day, whether it be a padded room, a closet or a duffel bag. In many cases, parents are rarely notified when such methods are used. More