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In five states there are no policies on corporal punishment, restraint and seclusion in public schools

A woman whose foster son allegedly died after being pinned down by a teacher in Texas testifies at a Congressional hearing in 2009 examining the abusive and deadly use of seclusion and restraint in schools. (The Atlantic)

In a new article at The Atlantic, Mareesa Nicosia examines incidents in public schools where restraint and other punishments have led to serious harm and even death in American public schools. ¬†Advocates in Mississippi are calling for it to become the next state to adopt laws and guidelines for a …

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