Parents who spoke up against the plan managed to table its vote...for now, but it's a battle that has shown few signs of subsiding.
According to the national campaign to Stop Hurting Kids:
Restraint and Seclusion are practices used in public schools that have killed, injured, and traumatized students. More than 20 children have died, according to a Congressional agency report. At least 107,000 students were subjected to restraint and seclusion in isolation rooms, according to data from the 2011-12 school year.The campaign has established a National Call-In Day to members of Congress, asking them to co-sponsor the KEEPING ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT, which seeks to prevent dangerous restraint and seclusion.
The Call-In Day is June 12th. For more information, visit the Stop Hurting Kids action alert.